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July 1988, Volume 1, No. 4 




President, Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 

Alumnae Association Officers 

Anita Thee Graham '50 President 

Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 1st Vice-President 

Marie Westbrook Bream '82 Vice-President for Admissions 

Ray Castles Uttenhove '68 Vice-President for Annual Giving 

Susan Sisler '82 Vice-President for Chapter Development 

Joanne Reich '88 Vice-President for Finance 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 Chairman, Continuing Education Committee 

Martha McMuUan Aasen '51 Chairman, Homecoming Committee 

Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe '73 Chairman, Nominating Committee 

Lee Johnston Foster '75 Ex-Officio, Executive Director of Alumnae 

Andrea Oldham '89 Chairman, Shident Relations Committee 
Laura Catching Alexander '71 Recording Secretary 

Editorial Board 

Lee Johnston Foster '75, Chair 

Carolyn Haldeman Hawkins '63 

Betty Engle Stoddard '60 

Patrida Lovelace, College Chaplain 

Lundy Pentz, Associate Professor of Biology 

William Pollard, College Librarian 

Ethel M. Smeak '53, Professor of English 

Editor, R. Eric Staley 
Managing Editor, Tamera Hintz 
Design; Rick Bukoskey 
Teri Stallard 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine is published by Mary Baldwin College, 
Office of College Relations, Staunton, VA 24401. © Copyright by 
Mary Baldwin College. All rights reserved. 

Front Cover: 

The members of the Class of '38 enjoyed their "guests of 
honor" status at this year's Homecoming, the 1988 graduat- 
ing class celebrated their Commencement with family and 
friends, and the Adult Degree Program held the program's 
10th anniversary party during the eventful Commencement 
and Homecoming celebration in May. 

r H E 


I N 

July 1£ 

, Volume 1 , No. 4 

Class of '63 unites 
for Parade of Classes 
during Homecoming. 

Peggy Kellam '88 
shares Commencement 
with her parents. 

Faculty Emeritus, 
Dr. Gates, injects fun into 

2 Overture 

2 President's Message 

Commencement and Homecoming 
4 Eros and Episteme 
8 Three Mirrors, One Self 
12 Twenty-Five Years Later 
14 Headlines and Bylines by Mary Baldwin 
16 Memories of a Victorian Girlhood 

R. Eric Staley 
Cynthia H. Tyson 

Martha N. Evans 

Tiffany R. Bevan '88 

Tern/ Geggie Fridley '63 

Bail Willis '75 

President Cynthia H. Tyson 

18 Alumnae News 

Strengthening Ties 

Anita Thee Graham '50 
Enjoy the Special Benefits of MasterCard Through MBC 
Admissions Through Alumnae Action 
A Glimpse of the Future Through the New Board 
Entertaining, Celebrating, Unihng at Homecoming 
Chapters in Action 
Class Notes 

38 At Mary Baldwin 

Dedication Completes Renovation 

Carpenter Academic Hall 
Career Support 

Alumnae Network is Vital to Students' Early Success 

Tennis Team Captures Championship 
Acquisition of YMCA Adds 8.44 Acres 
That Other George 

Dr. Gates Injects Fun Into History 
1988-89 SGA Leadership 
Honors Convocation 
Evans and Metraux Named National Scholars 


I am having a hard time believing this: the 
issue of The Mary Baldwin Magazine you are 
now holding completes our first volume 
year! A little over a year ago from this writing 
(it is still May) we were happily, and some- 
what nervously, planning this new venture. 
It has been an exciting year, hasn't it? We 
thank you for your help. 

What is it that comes at the end of a year in 
academia? Commencement, of course — 
and, at Mary Baldwin, also Homecoming. It 
is appropriate, then, that the final issue of the 
magazine's first year should take these two 
occasions as its theme. 

So it is that this issue carries feature stories 
in which a professor. Dr. Martha Evans, 
honors Mary Baldwin's distinguished stu- 
dents; an alumna, Terry Geggie Fridley '63, 
evaluates her graduation class twenty-five 
years later; another alumna, Dail Willis '75, 
finds Mary Baldwin in her professional ca- 
reer today; and a graduating senior — now 
also an alumna — Tiffany Bevan, stands in 
front of three mirrors as she seeks to under- 
stand who she was, who she is, and who she 
wUl come to be because of her Mary Baldwin 

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow — proper 
reverie for the summer months. Recollec- 
tions continue in this issue as we present, as 
promised, our President's own special essay, 
"Memories of a Victorian Girlhood." I think 
you will agree that Dr. Tyson's essay is one of 
those pieces that evoke, and evoke again, 
images, thoughts, and sensory detail from 
our own lives, leaving us a little more at ease 
with who we are. 

Yet another example of the past being 
brought forward to the present is found in 
the At Mary Baldwin section of this issue. 
After four-score years, the old Academic 
Building was treated to renovation through 
the generosity of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. 
Carpenter Foundation and named after 
Leona Bowman Carpenter who attended 
Mary Baldwin in the early 1930s. 

July. High summer. A time for moving 
slowly, thinking deeply; a time for reassess- 
ing and planning. At Mary Baldwin we use 
this time to bring the past into perspective, 
that we might serve students better in the 
future. All endings are new beginnings, are 
they not? 


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As you all know, the Board of Trustees of Mary Baldwin College meets, as a ful 
Board, twice a year: in mid-April and in early October. These meetings are timed tc 
monitor College policy and general business at the opening of each year (October 
and at the end of of each year (April). Thus, we go through an annual process 0| 
establishing goals, priorities, fiscal and programmatic contexts, and then of evaluat; 
ing progress. 

It is my responsibility at each meeting to give an overall College report to thi 
Board. Let me share with you some of what I said in April, 1988. 

Each of us who works at the College is aware that the Board of Trustees is no 
responsible for administrative matters, but, nevertheless. Board members must b( 
kept aware of what the administration has decided and done in all areas of the 
College. So it is that reports are provided from key areas of the College reflectinj 
College business. Often, the information is quantitative, rightly so. Board member 
receive reports on admissions figures, retention rates, annual fund statistics, alum 
nae chapter activities, donor participation, summer programs with numbers o 
people participating and income generated, budget projections for the current am 
next fiscal years, and so on. Changes in student services are covered, and thi 
faculty's work in regulating academic life and its own professional life are presented 
Thus, the Board is able to measure our competence and performance. In April, wi 
measured up. 

Unusual highlights of a year are cited. In April, I was, therefore, able to drav 
attention to the dedication of Carpenter Academic Hall, the restoration of Memoria 
Hall, the purchase of 8.44 acres and a physical activities building belonging to th 
YMCA, a Guggenheim Fellowship to one of our faculty, a Fulbright Scholarship ti 
another, awards won by publications designed and produced by our College Rela 
tions staff, unusual and quite spectacular media coverage enhancing College visibil 
ity and prestige. And on and on went the report, for this has, indeed, been a stron; 
year, marked by successes all across the College. 

My point, however, is that these successes, although on rare occasions serendipi 
tous, are the results of planning in careful, creative, and courageous ways by th 
people who work here and by our volunteers. We plan for what happens here, W 
know what to do, why we're doing it, when to do it, and how. Routines have reason 
and we know the large and future-oriented mission into which they fit. 

But most importantly of all is who implements the plan. Organizations are nc 
faceless. A key task is the recruitment and retention of excellent personnel. In th 
faculty, we seek to attract and retain those who understand in minute, daily ways, a 
well as in broad, scholarly ways, that individual attention to each student, tha 
teaching, that caring about each person's development provide this College it 
distinctive role. In the staff, an excellent standard of ability and competence, fa 
outstripping the average, is required in each area. And in both faculty and staff, 
basic "principle of personnel" is that professional competence of a high level in an' 
of itself is not enough, for it must be combined with a spirit of cooperation wit; 

)thers, a generosity of heart and mind towards others, so that there are no irrelevant 
>arriers to achieving College goals as expeditiously as possible. 

It seems to me that this "principle of personnel" works in any organization, but is 
larticularly crucial in ours. In a teaching entity, each person on faculty and staff is a 
ole model. We all teach all the time. So, a value system, the highest standard of 
ntegrity, a hard-work ethic, a creative and innovative spirit, a kindly demeanor, an 
•ngagement with life, a sense of humor, should bespeak the Mary Baldwin environ- 
nent as it is lived out by each of us each day. 

These, of course, are aspects of our College that defy quantitative measurement, 
mt they motivate the positive framework in which the successes that are translated 
o succinctly into quantitative data are made possible. 

Each of us. Board members or not, gets a sense of Mary Baldwin in its broadest 
cope by moving through quantity to quality, program to personality, code to 
reativity. Thus are we a College that is alive and fruitful: a wonderful place. 

Attrition percentages (the number of students who do not 
complete their four years of college at Mary Baldwin) are 
low by any standards. 

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The first issue of The Mary Baldwin Magazine received a 
Grand Award from the Council for the Advancement and 
Support of Education in the category of Publications 

Commencement AND Homecoming 


hen I was a young teen-ager in the 
'50s, a movie came out which 
struck me deeply. It was The Red 
Shoes. I saw it several times. It was 
the story of a young ballerina, 
played by a beautiful, young, 
willowy, pale woman whose 
name has now retreated into the recesses of my 
middle-aged mind. But I do remember what hap- 
pened in the movie. The young ballerina was a genius 
at dancing and she was encouraged and trained by the 
head of a ballet troupe who was a hard task-master. 
He pushed the ballerina almost beyond her endur- 
ance, but her hard work paid off and she became a 
star. One of her main roles was in the ballet, "The Red 
Shoes," in which a young girl dons a pair of magic 
shoes that won't let her stop dancing; in the course of 
the ballet she is literally danced to death by the magic 

Meanwhile the ballerina meets another man — a 
writer, as I recall — with whom she falls in love and 
whom she eventually marries. Right away there is a 
kind of power struggle between the two men in her 
life — her husband and her dance-master — for her time 
and devotion. They both issue an ultimatum: she must 
choose between her artistic life and her personal rela- 
tionship. She loves both men and both parts of her life 
and doesn't know how to choose. Just before another 
performance of "The Red Shoes," feeling trapped and 
in a paroxysm of misery, she runs out of her dressing 
room and jumps from a balcony into the path of a train 
and is killed. The last scene in the movie shows the 
ballet of "The Red Shoes" — now another kind of 
dance of death — going on without her, the spotlight 
following the empty place on the stage where the 
ballerina should have been. 

As all young, impressionable, romantic teenagers, I 
identified with 
the young bal- 
lerina in the 
movie. There 
was something 
both chilling 
and fascinating 
in her beauty, in 
her tragic choice 
between her 


love and her passion for her art, for excellence. Her 
solution to this conflict did not, may I say, provide 
what we would call now a good role model. Throwing 
yourself in front of a train does not seem a creative 
solution to problems. Nevertheless, the message the 
movie left with me and 1 suppose with a lot of other 
teenaged girls then was that you had to choose, you 
couldn't have both — you couldn't be devoted to love 
and family life, and a career at the same time. 
Those were the years of the Feminine Mystique. 
When I got to college and started studying French 
literature, I read about a lot of other women, heroines 
of novels and plays, who ended up the same way as 
the ballerina in the movie The Red Shoes — that is, 
dead — some by suicide, others by sudden, strange 
wasting illnesses that carried them off at the end of the 
book leaving behind a raft of grieving men — Iseut in 
Tristan et Iseut, Phedre, Antigone, Manon Lescaut, 
Julie in La Nouvelle Heloise, Camille in La Dame aux 
camelias, and last but not least, Emma Bovary. 

What was going on here? Why all these corpses? 
Granted, men die in novels and plays too, but as soon 
as a woman appeared as a heroine in a work of art, as a 
central rather than a secondary character, I began 
saying to myself, uh oh, for sure she's going to be 
killed off soon. And usually she was. 

Again, I identified with these heroines who were all 
strong expansive women with lusty passions, who 
loved not just a man or men, but life itself. 1 admired 
them, I wanted to be like them, but at the same time, I 
didn't want to end up dead, not like that. I felt there 
was some gyp involved, that the decks were stacked 
against them and me in a way I couldn't yet under- 
stand. Something inside me said; No, it can't be like 

But when I looked around me in what we call the 
real world, in the world of the women's college where 

I was, things 
didn't look too 
different. The 
campus wasn't 
strewn with 
corpses, to be 


when I looked 
at the profes- 
sors, the role 


models I had, I began getting the ^ , , -. _, manded by society, but which were at 

same message I had gotten from T/ie UXj JVlClTtnCl hVClTlS the same time self-defeating in a pro- 
found way. 

Red Shoes — there are radical dualities 
in women's lives that dictate self-destructive choices; 
you have to choose; you can't mix private and profes- 
sional passions. 

At that time at Wellesley CoDege the entire adminis- 
tration was made up of women, and the faculty was, 
as it is here, about half men and half women. Al- 
though professors didn't talk about their private lives, 
the students lived closely with them, we got invited 
sometimes to their homes, and we ended up knowing, 
for instance, who was married and who was not. It 
began to dawn on me that almost all the men were 
married and almost none of the women were. During 
my four years at Wellesley, I had only one woman 
professor who was married, the second wife of a 
famous philosopher at Harvard — she herself was a 
philosophy professor, and she seemed to me at the 
time eccentric, bizarre, really crazy. Her eyes darted 
around during class; she always seemed harried, ner- 
vous, distracted. As soon as class was over, she would 
dash out of the room and take off for Cambridge. 

The others were "old maids." We didn't have any 
other word at the time to describe middle-aged 
women who weren't married. These old maids, then, 
from the president of the college on down, were 
terrific women — brilliant, energetic, lively, devoted to 
their teaching and scholarly lives, most of them very 
attractive; people you liked to be with, people you 
wanted to be like. And yet, unlike their male col- 
leagues, they went home to empty houses at night, no 
spouses and children to welcome them. 1 often won- 
dered if they were lonely, but never dared to ask. 

So this is what surrounded me — ordinary married 
women who in life and literature seemed to play 
secondary roles; the heroines of literature who were 
strong and vivid characters, who gave themselves up 
to their erotic passions but who ended up dead. And a 
group of equally strong and lively women who, in real 
Ufe, had channeled their passions into their careers, 
but at the price of sacrificing what we might call their 
private loves. Life and art seemed to be communicat- 
ing the same message. The masterpieces of past centu- 
ries and the small twentieth-century New England 
community of blue-stockings I lived in were telling me 
the same thing about women's hves, the same thing 
about the choices we had to make. I was still feeling 
like the ballerina in The Red Shoes, and I didn't like it. I 
was miserable. 

Even though everyone must accept limitations and 
make hard choices, women's lives seemed struck 
through with especially stark dualities, and choices 
that were fraught with self-destructiveness, self- 
maiming. Choices that were condoned, if not de- 

Well, a lot has changed. We have had the sexual 
revolution and women's liberation. But even if the 
sexual double standard has begun to disappear and 
even if women have forced the door of some institu- 
tions like law school and the Jaycees, and demanded 
equal pay, liberation does not take place only on the 
level of institutions if it is to be meaningful, and 
especially if it is to last. It takes place within also, 
within the individual, within each person's mind and 

My liberation came from reading, or rather from re- 
reading those same books I spoke about; the stories of 
those dead heroines. It was a different kind of reading, 
though, that I now undertook. And it was precisely 
not the kind of reading I had been taught in college by 
the professors I admired so. 

What I discovered was perhaps a general but para- 
doxical law — that liberation comes not from letting 
loose, from wildness, but rather from hard work, 
discipline, and especially and most unexpectedly from 
the gesture of working within the very limitations one 
is tempted to throw off. In this particular case, it 
involved not reading these texts, as I had been taught, 
from a general, universal — and sexless — point of 
view, but rather from my position as a woman who 
was caught precisely in the stark dualities, the hard 
choices I just mentioned. It meant, then, reading as a 
woman, or, as Virginia Woolf put it, it meant thinking 
through our mothers. 


he first mother I thought of was the 
mother of us all — Eve. The same Eve 
who disobeyed, who overreached and 
brought punishment on us all. But re- 
reading Eve's story as a woman meant 
that now I did not see her as she is 
usually seen — yielding to temptation 
because she was the weaker sex, a woman full of guile, 
a seductress, the great deceiver. I saw her in another 
way. What I now saw in our mother's story was her 
longing, a longing that blended two elements of life 
we usually think of as quite separate. So separate in 
fact, that we often assign them to the different sexes as 
a sign of their separateness — those two things are 
sensuality and knowledge. In Eve's plucking of the 
forbidden fruit, I could feel not only her mouth water- 
ing to taste its pulpy savor, but another kind of hun- 
ger, another kind of longing — the longing for 
knowledge and the empowerment that comes with it. 
In that one gesture of reaching out to taste her knowl- 
edge, to take it in her mouth and roll it on her tongue. 
Eve broke the rule of separation and, her punishment. 

and ours, was not death as God had promised but 
separation for us all. 

It struck me that Eve's story as recounted in the 
Bible was actually not so different from the story of 
those other heroines in the French books I had read. 
They too broke the rules, reached out for forbidden 
fruit, and were punished by their literary creators. 
Their passions, too, were not just sensual, a lusting 
after pleasure, but were, like Eve's, at the same time a 
longing for knowledge and the empowerment that 
comes with it. A longing for knowledge of the world, a 
longing to know the world's taste, to push and bulge 
out limits, to test knowledge on and in their own 

In one story, Manon Lescaut is about to be sent to a 
convent school as a punishment at age 15 for her 
wicked ways. She escapes by running away with the 
young Des Grieux. She refuses to be closed up, shut 
away, but ends up being sent away again, again for 
wickedness — that is, seducing the sons of upper- 
class families. She is sent to the New World, and there 
she discovers a new world in herself, a different kind 
of love that is non-exploitive and sweet. But then she 
dies suddenly and mysteriously in the wilderness, 
being chased once again by the authorities. 

Emma Bovary is closed in too, closed in a 
marriage with a man who is less intelli- 
gent and energetic than she. She spends 
her time, looking out the windows of her 
small provincial house, dreaming of 
other places, other Lives . Her affair with 
Rodolphe is a way of breaking out, as it 
was for Manon. Adultery is the only way Emma has of 
revolting against the rules and conventions that cir- 
cumscribe her life, the only way she has of exploring 
the world. Sexual passion becomes a vehicle, literally 
— she and her lover first make love in a carriage (a 
passage in the book that got Flaubert indicted for 
obscenity) — and figuratively, her adulterous passion 
is also a vehicle for moving into the world, for explor- 
ing it on her own. But her great passion in Flaubert's 
story carries her, not away to a new world, but into a 
cul-de-sac. After tasting the forbidden fruit of inde- 
pendence and ecstasy, the apple turns to poison — 
Emma swallows arsenic and dies a long and very 
painful death. 

Although it was the authors of these tales who 
mangled the heroines and left them for dead, there 
may already have been some self-destruction in their 
kind of knowing which was precisely, in the etymo- 
logical sense of the word "ecstatic": a standing outside 
the self, a willingness to let go of ego, to burst the 
limits of separateness. There was already a kind of 
self-abnegation in their submission, not only to the 

one they loved but to the world they longed to know. 
But, as I read these books as a woman and identified 
with these passionate sisters of mine, their self-less- 
ness, their submission to the Other, seemed to be of a 
different kind than that imagined by their authors; it 
was not a sign of powerlessness, not the slow sapping 
of disease, nor the final maiming of death, but some- 
thing else. 

As 1 attempt to define what that other selflessness 
might be, I feel limited by the words our culture gives 
us, just as with the term, "old maid." What is a word 
to celebrate this losing of the self? What is the word 
that describes a submission which does not betoken 
weakness, an obliteration which is not death? 
I can only try to find new words for this ecstasy which 
is also knowledge, this knowledge which is at the 
same time a yielding and a reaching out, a sacrifice and 
a coming together. 

Women know, I shall say, as we make love, by loss 
and submission, but a loss and submission that is a 
liberation, a loss and a submission that free us to 
become one with the Other, to become one with the 
world: to know the world by becoming it, becoming 
Other than ourselves. We open to the loved one, to the 
world, we take them into ourselves, to taste and savor 
them as we taste and savor ourselves. This is a knowl- 
edge that does not come from mastery and posses- 
sion, from separation and objectivity, but crazily and 
against all logic, by our becoming ourselves the thing 
to be known. Our bodies and our minds, as hysterics 
have always known, are one. 

If this is the case, why then did these brave and 
passionate women keep ending up dead in the stories 
whose heroines they were? Why this maiming, this 
punishment? It seemed to me, as I reread, that the 
recognition of the power inherent in women's passion 
where ecstatic union and knowledge, where eros and 
episteme became one, must have stunned the very 
male writers who imagined and unleashed it. They 
must have been frightened, I realized, by the very 
power of the women whose master they had thought 
to be. 

The tragic endings, the female corpses, finally made 
sense to me, made sense as a defense and a punish- 
ment, the destruction of a creation gone wild, of a 
creature that had somehow taken on her own life 
beyond the will of her creator. These women whose 
knowledge was in their own bodies must have seemed 
to their authors a vision of chaos, a world where 
boundaries no longer existed, where self was swal- 
lowed up. The death of the heroines was not really 
their own death, then, but someone else's. It was the 
death of the authors, or rather, the end of their au- 
thority; this vision of the death of their mastery was so 
unsettling, so threatening, that the authors now had 

to kill off its embodiment. They had to cut off, to leave 
behind, to kill that vision of this boundless power in 
order to preserve the transcendence of their word. 

And in that moment of my realization, which was at 
the same time a moment of encounter, the moment 
when I became one, not with the heroines, but with 
the authors of those tragic tales, when I could submit 
to them and love the other kind of sacrifice they had 
made, when I could look, not with indignation, but 
with sadness on their self-maiming as my own — in 
that moment the corpus of those tragedies came alive; 
the corpses of all those dead but lusty heroines rose up 
liberated from their sacrifice. It was resurrection day! 
Eve, Iseut, Manon Lescaut, Phedre, Julie, Camille, 
Emma Bovary — they all rose up, living again, sumptu- 
ous and strong. They, I, were free at last and, smiling, 
we walked about in fields of flowers. 

From that moment on, nothing was the same . . . 

Well, as I look back now my teachers seem different 
to me too. I regard, for instance, with a great deal more 
sympathy that crazy, harried, darty-eyed philosophy 
professor who spent her time on the road back and 
forth to Cambridge. Looking back, I also realize that at 
least some of those old maids, whom I thought to be so 
lonely, had other loves, but ones they were forced to 
hide and dared not speak about. . . . 

And so here I am today, a professor in my turn, and 
married, and with children, teaching the books that 
were taught to me, learning over and over again that 
truth I realized in my moment of liberation — knowl- 
edge is never mastery. Even though it may be proved 
on my body, it is never owned; it cannot be possessed; 
it is never finally mine. In order to know, one must 
stUl, and over and over again, grasp and at the same 
time let go, take chances, frightening risks that make 
one feel at times as if one were indeed jumping off a 
balcony. Never ceasing to love the world and to take 
Ufe into ourselves with a fierceness that is at once 
awesome and unforgettably sweet. 

ne thing I do know for certain is that 
if 1 were to give you the assignment 
of rewriting The Red Shoes, the story 
would not end with an empty spot- 

So take your bow, enjoy the ap- 
plause, it all belongs to you. 

NOTE: Martha Evans, associate professor of French, first 
presented this article as a speech for the 1 988 Honors Convo- 
cation with a dedication to Edith Melcher and Anne Jones. 
The speech has been edited for the magazine format. 

Commencement and Homecoming 

Three Mirrors, /^ 

One Self 

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efore. . . during. . . and after. 

A makeover? No, not exactly. I am talking about my 
life here at Mary Baldwin. Looking in the mirror today 
I see a different picture of myself than the one I saw 
four years ago leaving high school. The pictures of my 
life "before" Mary Baldwin College are definitely dif- 
ferent from those "during" my four years here. I am 
also sure the "after" pictures will be just as different. I 
see these three images in the mirror as stages of my 
life: what 1 was before I came, what happened to me 
while I was here, and what I think will happen as a 
result of my being here. 

First of all, the "Before" picture. . . 

I have always been one of those people who loved 
school. Every afternoon when I came home from 
elementary school I would play school with my 
friends. Even in junior and senior high I used to sit in 
class and think of ways the teacher could better get 
through to us. Thank goodness they never knew what 
was going on in my head. I always thought learning 
should be made as exciting as possible by the teacher 
because of a dynamic sixth grade teacher who did just 
that for me. I can still remember the lesson on charis- 
matic leaders Mr. Tucker taught. He turned off the 
lights in the room, got all the students in a huddle and 
told us we were going to take over the school. He said 
the first thing we would do was raise Mrs. Butler's 
pantyhose up the flagpole which was the most excit- 
ing part of the takeover since she was the assistant 
principal we were all afraid of. Then Mr. Tucker got us 
chanting, "We will triumph! We will triumph!" I can 
still see myself chanting and suddenly shocked when 
he told Timmy to go turn the lights on because, "That 
my friends, is what a charismatic leader, like Hitler, 
does to get his followers to do anything he wants. " No 
other teacher had ever made learning so real like Mr. 

As time went by and high school came I thought the 
teachers started caring less. Then I realized it was us, 
the students, who were caring less. That was a big 
step. I realized that my involvement in the class would 
help me get more out of it. I needed to start talking in 
class. That was all fine and good to realize, a big adult 
step, but there was another problem. A big one. There 
is seldom class discussion in a public high school class 
of 35 people who did not want to be there. But, my 
next big thought that came along was college. That is 
where people really care about teaching and learning. 
So what college did I want to attend? The answer to 
this question was to shape my look in the mirror for 
many years to come. 

Another look in that mirror showed the image of 

someone who loved student government and really 
wanted to have a chance to get involved. I was vice- 
president of my high school sophomore and junior 
year and loved it. I wanted a college where I would 
have a chance to continue this involvement and really 
do something for the college community. Most of my 
friends were planning to go to Virginia Tech, Univer- 
sity of Virginia and James Madison University. I knew 
I would be lost there. I wanted many opportunities for 
involvement and I kept thinking about that personal 
attention from teachers. Where would I find it? 

I looked at several of the smaller colleges in Virginia 
and decided on . . . no, not Mary Baldwin, but Univer- 
sity of Richmond. I had the college interview and was 
ready to go that summer before my high school senior 
year. Then it happened. My neighbor, June Strader, a 
Mary Baldwin alumnae who had been giving me infor- 
mation about the school, got through to me (you know 
how those alumnae are). So, I decided to visit MBC. 
The minute I met the admissions staff and a few 
students who were working over the summer, I knew 
it was for me. It just felt right. 

Jane Kornegay '83, associate director of admissions, 
told me about the personal attention that made class 
discussions comfortable. She said the chances for stu- 
dent involvement were great and they talked about all 
of the committees and chair positions. I was excited. 
Plus, I, the person who loved school, loved their 
education department. I could get certified to teach. 
During the perspective overnight, Patty Westhafer 
gave a little explanation of the department during a 
career choices discussion. I also visited an education 
seminar with Dr. Irving. There were five people in the 
class. Talk about personal attention. 

It all looked great. EXCEPT. . .Mary Baldwin is a 
women's college. How would I like that? The students 
I met assured me I would still see men, but how often? 
Their answer was weekends were the main times for 
mixers and roadtrips, but weekdays could easily be 
maneuvered to include them. All right, one question 
answered, but there was yet another. All of my friends 
who had as much sense as I did, asked, "How will you 
learn to relate to men in the world?" 
How many MBC students have 
heard that question? My 
sister, Noel, who is attend- 
ing MBC next year, was re- 
cently asked it by one of her 
friends in response to 
her coming here. She 
gave the correct 
answer, the one 
she has 
heard from 

MBC counselors and students alike as well as from 
me. The answer. . .We learn to think and to be inde- 
pendent women. 

So how did it all turn out? Were they right? Did the 
admissions staff paint too rosy a picture? 


unng. . . 

I came. I experienced — and the admissions staff 
and students I talked to were right. The picture they 
painted was right for me and it is what has made me 
the confident young woman I see in the mirror to this 

The first day of college, 1 walked into the lounge 
of McClung and the floorboard representatives 
greeted me like they had known me forever. 
My house president, Margaret Emory, 
came in my room a couple hours after 
I arrived. Posters were every 
where, my mom was hang- 
ing curtains and my dad 
was saying, "Patsy, let's 
get on our way and let Tif- 
fany start doing her own thing." 
Margaret said she would be 
around to help or just talk if 1 
wanted her after my parents 
left. She came back to the 
room after they left and 
started telling me how much 
she loved MBC. I also found 
out she loved Hampden-Syd- 
ney College. Margaret took me 
on my first roadtrip to the second 
love of her life. This is another ad- 
vantage of MBC, upper classmen who 
knew people at other schools are in dorms with fresh- 

That first day, Margaret also told me how much fun 
she and the rest of the floorboard had decorating our 
dorm with Peanuts characters. She told me all about 
the things we would be doing in the dorm, like honor 
council and judicial lectures and parties. One dorm 
party she did not tell me about was the surprise 
midnight exam break the floorboard was to throw us 
before Christmas. We thought we were having a reg- 
ular firedrill one snowy night until we started to come 
back inside and the floorboard came out of the lounge 
with flashing fireman's hats on singing to a blaring 
stereo, "Welcome to the 'Burning down the House' 

Fun and support like this given by my floorboard is 

one of the reasons I decided to run for Honor Council! 
the following two years. The floorboard was not the 
only group of people who greeted the freshmen with 
enthusiasm. SAB (Student Advisory Board) Rush was. 
an entire courtyard of chairwomen "hungry" for new' 
members. That was an experience. I had been waiting 
to get involved and here was my chance. 

Out of all my activities at Mary Baldwin I would say 
my experience as chairwoman of the RLC (Religious 
Life Committee) and member of Honor Council taught 
me the most lessons about working for something 1 
believe in. I learned a lot about organization, time 
management and most importantly about people and 
how to work with different personalities during those 
years. Wednesday nights during junior year I had tot 
learn to balance choir rehearsal, teaching three piano 
lessons, having an RLC meeting or Bible study, pray- 
ing that we would not have an honor trial and! 
trying to fit in studying, which is what 1 
thought I came to school for. It does not: 
sound as bad as it feels when at least 
three nights a week consisted of 
meetings. The funny part is 
that my schedule wasi 
nothing compared to some 
students' incredible amount ol! 
extracurricular activities. I do noti 
know how those other students felt,j 
but I would not change or delete one oil 
those meetings from my college life. They 
really did teach me to plan my time and 
work with people. I learned responsibility; 
when to rely on myself, when to delegate and 
when to pick up the pieces. Still, there is something 
about those activihes I would change. The cursed RLC 
plant sale that was supposed to last the first two weeks 
of my senior lasted two months. If I had to do it over 
again I would have bought less and sold them 
cheaper. If it was not for our sponsor. Rev. Pat Love-' 
lace, tolerating plants enough to buy ten for her living 
room, we could have been even longer selling them. 
In a situation like this, I learned that quality and hard 
work needed to mean more to me than quantity if 1 
wanted to maintain my sanity. 

I know a larger school would also have provided a 
lot of opportunities, but there was an entire courtyard 
full, freshman year and the following, just waiting al 
my fingertips. All I had to do was sign my name and 1 
could receive notices about meetings whether I evei 
went to a meeting or not. I learned about that by being 
a chairwoman. The opportunity to get involved righl 
away and plunge into responsibility started changing 
my picture. 

After orientation week, onward to class. The first 

lay of classes, I remember dressing up and assuming 
little different look than the one that tends to accom- 
lany a senior during exams. But the look was soon to 
lecome the least important impression factor. Who 
v^as I trying to impress? Well if they were my profes- 
ors, then I surely would not impress them with 
lothes. When Dr. Trice passed that syllabus down the 
isle, 1 found out what impressed these people. Hard 
rork and more of it. A quiz everyday, tests with 150 
luestions, a chapter of reading a night. My high 
chool ears had never heard of such a thing. Sud- 
lenly, all of those answers I thought I had started 
lopping up as questions. Did 1 really love school? Did 
really say I wanted the chance to speak out in class? 
Vhat was 1 thinking? What was I doing in this class- 

It did not take long to realize the picture of myself 
nust change. After a few weeks, some of those 
uestions were answered with the new reali- 
ation that there is an entire world of 
jiowledge out there, and it is going 
3 take some hard work to find, 
'his was not the only realiza- 
ion. These professors, 
Ithough a little intimidating 
D freshmen (and even to se- 
ders), really care. They want to 
hare their enthusiasm for their 
ubject. They taught me to appreciate 
11 areas of learning that I would not have 
lad the chance to discover if I had not 
ttended a liberal arts coUege. Learning that 
here are a million different avenues to explore, is 
irecisely what I had been looking for even though 
tiy naive high school-oriented mind thought it would 
le a little easier to come by. And the more I learned the 
jss 1 knew. That was all right though, because these 
irofessors really wanted to teach us how to learn so 
re could experience "new dimensions" indepen- 
lently. 1 believe they call it "stretching the mind." It 
ure felt painful sometimes, but that was alright too 
lecause I also learned the effort was worth it. 

Including the professor's enthusiasm for their sub- 
let, personal attention was there too. That meant that 
he class discussion I had convinced myself I wanted 
vas available either to show the professor what 1 knew 
nd share my opinion, or be greatly exposed for not 
laving read. There was always opportunity, and I 
earned so well it depends on you to make it the best it 
an be. 

I know the image of myself during these past four 
'ears has changed a httle each year because of all the 
Kings I have learned, and I can feel the change, 
'ecently, I had to prepare my philosophy of education 

for a job interview to teach in an elementary school. As 
1 was thinking about it, I saw how much I have grown 
since I first came to Mary Baldwin. I believe that 
learning should be an ongoing process in everyone. 
We should want to learn everyday of our Uves. If we 
are always learning then we will always be changing. 
If we let education be a dynamic aspect of our lives, 
then we will be dynamic. Would the person in that 
mirror four years ago have said this? No. The MBC 
professors and the chance to grow with support all 
around me are the factors that helped me to realize 
what learning is all about. 

So how will this affect my "after" picture? 


nd After. . 

How can I answer this question when I 
am a 1988 graduate, you might ask. 
The Mary Baldwin alumnae of 
graduating classes from fif- 
teen, twenty and 
twenty-five years ago are 
som.e of the most dynamic 
people 1 know. I am not giving 
credit to Mary Baldwin for their 
enthusiasm and achievements 
in life, but I can say they give 
some of the credit to Mary 

I can see myself years down 
the road doing many of the 
things I admire so much in the 
alumnae. Getting involved in or- 
ganizations is important to me 
now. I would have never thought I 
would be saying this four years ago. I 
also would not have believed I had as much to offer as I 
do now, and rightly so. What I have to offer has 
increased as my experiences have. 

I know my image in the mirror has changed these 
past four years and know it will continue to change 
because 1 have learned something more important 
than the experience of working in committees, work- 
ing with faculty and administration and learning 
about things I have always wanted to learn about. 

I am always going to be changing. I am going to be 
the most I can be which means 1 am going to be happy 
with how far I have come, but I am not going to settle 
for that place. 

Thank you everyone who has helped my image in 
the mirror change these past four years. Now it is up to 
the good Lord and me to improve on it. 

Commencement AND Homecoming 




hen the class of 1963 en- 
tered Mary Baldwin in 
1959, Dwight Eisen- 
hower was president, 
and Richard Nixon was 
vice-president. Hawaii 
had just become a state. 
LaAxf Chatterli/'s Lover 
had been banned by the 
Postmaster General as 
not having any hterary 
merit. We had grown 
up watching television 
shows such as "Your 
Show of Shows," 
"Leave it to Beaver," 
and "I Love Lucy. " Folk 
singing was the rage 
with Joan Baez and Bob 
Dylan. The Pulitzer 
Prize for Literature in 
1959 was won by Wil- 
liam Faulkner for The 
Reivers and best picture 
of 1959 was Tom Jones. 

Our class entered 
Mary Baldwin from 
over fifteen different 
states with many differ- 
ent backgrounds. We 
entered with 158 stu- 
dents and seventy-six 
students stayed and 
graduated in 1963. Two 
of our graduates are 
now deceased. Emily 
Wirsing Kelly died of 
leukemia and Betty 
McGlamery Grandstaff 
was killed in a car acci- 
dent. As we look back at 
our experiences at 
MBC, we will have 
myriad and varied 
reminiscenses. Do you 
remember Sky High? 
The Covered Way? Eat- 
ing in the old dining 
hall? Having to wear a 
coat if we were to wear 
pants out of the dorm? 
Having to holler "man 
on the hall?" I am sure 
that each one of the 
class of '63 has a special 
memory about how 
things use to be. 

As we come back to 

the campus and see all 
the many changes and 
advances we wonder if 
this is the same Mary 
Baldwin that we at- 
tended twenty-five 
years ago. We remem- 
ber favorite professors, 
friends, and activities. 
Do you remember 
when the Princeton 
Glee Club came to Mary 
Baldwin? Do you re- 
member your first 
mixer at UVA? How 
about your first W & L 
fraternity party or your 
first VMl parade? SMA? 
We see that the old 
Staunton Military 
Academy is now a part 
of the Mary Baldwin 
campus and great plans 
are underway to make it 
an integral part of our 
campus. We now have 
PEG, which is a pro- 
gram for exceptionally 
gifted girls that allows 
young girls to come to 
MBC and complete 
high school and college 
in a compressed num- 
ber of years. 

Mary Baldwin is still a 
women's Presbyterian 
college' located in 
Staunton, but now with 
a vivacious and charis- 
matic woman presi- 
dent. At present there 
are around 780 full-time 
students, and the col- 
lege has instituted an 
adult degree program 
as well. There are 
10,115 alumnae of 
MBC. They live in 
forty-eight states and in 
thirty-six foreign coun- 
tries. According to sta- 
tistics provided by the 
Alumnae Office, over 
30% live in the state of 
Virginia. Of all the 
alumnae of the college, 
40% hold graduate de- 
grees including mas- 

ter's, doctoral, ant 
professional degrees 
Currently 80% of recen 
graduates are em 
ployed. According t( 
statistics, 65% of al 
alumnae are employed 
The most common oc 
cupations are mana 
gerial and educatioi 
related vocations. 

When I started t( 
think about coming t( 
our 25th reunion las 
fall, I was also thinkinj 
about what I was goinj 
to do for a Master's The 
sis for my finishing de; 
gree from HoUin 
College. I decided to di 
a survey of the gradui 
ates of Mary Baldwin' 
class of 1963. In Januar 
the questionnaire 
went out, and my proi 
ect was launched. I in 
serf a thank you to eacf 
of you who took time ti 
give such thoughtfu 

Some of the facts the 
I accumulated might b 
interesting to the class 
Of the responses I n 
ceived, 77.5% of the n 
spondents reporte 
that they had been bor 
in Virginia or in state 
south of Virginiz 
Therefore, we can se 
that the majority of th 
students that entere 
MBC in 1959 wer 
southern ladies. Bi 
twenty-five years latt 
only 17.5% live in tb 
state of Virginia; 50' 
live in Virginia or state 
south of Virginia. N 
one was born in Califo 
nia, but now 12.5% liv 
there. Only 10% of tb 
respondents are sti 
living in the same plac 
where they were bori 
living in the same stai 
in which they wei 
born are 27.5%. Then 

sponses show that the 
graduates are living in 
fifteen different states 
and Canada. 

As to the marital sta- 
tus of the women that 
replied to my survey, 
forty-two of the forty- 
four women are mar- 
ried and one of the re- 
maining single women 
is presently engaged 
and plans to be married 
for the first time in June . 
Of those who re- 
sponded, 80% have 
been married only once; 
10% have remarried; 
2.5% are presently di- 
vorced; 5% are single; 
2.5% are widows; 2.5% 
are presently separ- 

Another fact that I 
found very interesting 
about the class of 1963, 
was that of the gradu- 
ates that were married, 
all reported that they 
had natural children. 
One had two adopted 
children, as well as a 
natural child of her 
own. The number of 
children per family 
ranged from one to five. 
All mothers said that 
they had good, very 
good, excellent, or 
marvelous relation- 
ships with their chil- 
dren. Several did 
mention that there had 
been an occasional 
problem with drugs at 
one time, but no serious 
problems were men- 

Concerning edu- 
cation beyond MBC, 
45% answered that they 
had received a master's, 
doctorate, or profes- 
sional degree. This is 
5% higher than the 
overall rate for gradu- 
ates of Mary Baldwin, 
rhe class of 1963 should 

be proud. We also pro- 
vide leadership on the 
Alumnae Board, Board 
of Trustees, and in 
other areas at Mary 

In many ways the 
women who graduated 
twenty-five years ago 
are at a very important 
point in their life cycle. 
They are at the zenith of 
one stage (that of 
having completed the 
raising of their children) 
and at the brink of the 
next state (the empty 
nest followed by the ad- 
vancement of old age). 
They will no longer be 
Billy's mother and they 
have probably reached 
an identity beyond that 
of Tom's wife. From the 
responses that I re- 
ceived I would say that 
the majority of the 
women of this year's 
twenty-fifth reunion 
class are very happy in 
their identity and are 
looking forward to new 
horizons and oppor- 
tunities in the future. 
There will be a freedom 
from responsibilities 
and an ability to delve 
into activities of their 
own choosing. Wom- 
en's roles are chang- 
ing and fewer restric- 
tions are placed upon 
women by society. 

The picture that 
emerges is one of tradi- 
tional, contented 
women who have sur- 
vived with dignity the 
tempestuous years 
since they were born in 
the early 1940s. By the 
large they have lived or- 
derly lives, experi- 
encing fulfillment 
primarily through per- 
sonal relationships. At 
the same time, they 
want to have oppor- 

tunities to pursue their 
own interests, becom- 
ing increasingly inde- 
pendent, consolidating 
their individual identi- 
ties — all of this while 
accomplishing the sep- 
arating tasks of letting 
children and parents 


New attachments 
and separations are in- 
terwoven in the lives of 
these maturing women. 
We experience change, 
change in life attach- 
ments, change in rela- 
tionships with children 
and parents, change in 
friends. We see our par- 
ents aging and maybe 
the loss of one's par- 
ent(s). These changes 
are of upmost impor- 
tance to women. Our 
maturity requires us to 
deal with changing at- 
tachments and separa- 
tions. With these 
analyses, 1 feel that each 
of us is better able to 
deal with changes in 
our lives today because 
of the experiences and 
growth we had at Mary 
Baldwin. One graduate 
said: "One point I 
would like to say is, that 
if Mary Baldwin College 
helped me with regards 
to marriage and par- 
enting, I would have to 
say that it encouraged 
me in my own personal 
development so that I 
had more to take to each 

As we look at the 1963 
graduate today, we see 
a traditional, content 
woman: happy with her 
family, job, and happy 
with her own identity. 
We have orderly lives, 
for we have found and 
strengthened our 
niches in society; valu- 
able relationships have 

been formed with our 
children, husbands, ca- 
reers, and friends. We 
are now content with 
our interests centered 
on dealing with letting 
our children go and 
taking on the responsi- 
bility of the aging or 
death of our own par- 
ents. We are ready to 
accept our roles and to 
face new challenges in 

Brains and 

North and south all 

men agree. 
Give a cheer, for the 
year, 1, 9, 6, 3." 
Twenty five years later, 
the class of 1963 of Mary 
Baldwin has much to 
cheer about. 

the future with our me- 
mories of MBC as a focal 
and integral part of our 
lives. The class of 1963 
can say; 

"Mary Baldwin look 

and see. 
We're the class of 

Give a cheer, give a 

We're the class 
you'll hear about. 

Commencement and Homecoming 



live in Chicago and 
work for the Chicago 
Sun-Times . To my 
knowledge, only one 
other person on the edi- 
torial staff here at- 
tended a woman's 
college (she is a gradu- 
ate of Vassar). Since this 
is the Midwest, where 
college means the Big 
Ten, I frequently find 
myself explaining to 
someone that I went to 
Mary Baldwin College 
in Staunton, Virginia, 
and yes, it is "all girls." 
The reaction is gener- 
ally amused disbelief, 
with some alleged witti- 
cism about how glad I 
must have been to get 
out. Even women who 
are my age on the staff 
— those most likely to 
remember feminism in 
the late 1960s and early 
1970s — find it odd that 
I wouldn't change my 
alma mater even if I 
could do it all over 

Looking back from 
the perspective of 13 
years, several cities, 
four jobs and a master's 
degree from Indiana 
University in Blooming- 
ton, I think I probably 
fared better — educa- 
tionally and socially — 
than many of my 
friends who went to 
larger universities. 

When I graduated in 
1975, 1 had my career all 
mapped out: I wanted 
to be a set designer on 
Broadway. I had the 
basics, I was assured by 
a theatrical shop mana- 
ger for the Asolo Thea- 
ter in Florida — but I 
needed an M.F. A. Since 
my assets at the time 
were minimalist — a 
motorcycle, boots, 
jeans, t-shirts and a cat 

— further education 
was not an option. And 
my parents considered 
the theater a fate worse 
than death, and were 
not about to underwrite 
an M.F. A. So I wan- 
dered into journalism, 
starting as a proof- 
reader and moving 
fairly quickly into writ- 
ing and editing. I had 
just realized my first 
benefit from Mary Bald- 
win; A liberal arts edu- 
cation broad enough to 
permit a change in di- 

Nor has that proved 
to be the only benefit. 
Dr. Lott's English litera- 
ture classes taught me 
to read carefully and 
analyze well — a skill 
essential for a news- 
paper editor. Dr. Fran- 
cisco's theater classes 
taught me how to find 
the nuance in language 

— a skill as important to 
good copy editing and 
writing as to play direc- 
tion and set-building. 
Having made my way, 
line by line, through 
some of Shakespeare's 
plays with Dr. Smith, I 
could quickly divine 
what an elderly, semi- 
literate reader wanted 
to communicate in a let- 
ter to the editor. I can 
still recall Dr. Smith ad- 
monishing a guiltily 
silent room: "Ladies! It 
is not enough to merely 
pass your eyes over the 
material! You have to 
read it!" The principle 
guides headline writing 
as well as play reading. 
And various tasks in 
college dramatic pro- 
ductions introduced me 
to the fear and adrena- 
line a deadline brings, 
as well as the satisfac- 
tion of meeting one. 

My liberal arts edu 
cation then, has provec 
flexible enough to cove 
journalism as well a: 
English and dramatic 
arts (my majors). Then 
have been some direc 
applications, too: I occa 
sionally write play anc 
movie reviews for thi 
newspaper, and a spe 
cialized knowledge o 
drama is useful. And 
still recall how excited 
was to weave somt 
lines of Alexander Pop' 
into an editorial year 
ago, and later, into 
theater review. 

One reason I thinl 
these lessons took s( 
well is that I learnec 
them in a small 
friendly educational 
community. Not onb 
do I remember the les 
son, but I remember thi 
speaker and the setting 
That would not be trui 
had I been one of a clas 
of 800 or more in an au 
ditorium, where the lee 
turer can be just ' 
rumor at the back of th^ 

But there are othe 
things I took from Mar 
Baldwin, too. Perhap 
the most valuable ha 
been the confidenc 
necessary to compet 
successfully in th 
workplace. That cam 
partly from smal 
classes, where ever 
student was expected t' 
participate. In my casi 
it came also from builc 
ing sets and hangin 
lights and directing co 
lege plays. Had I had t 
compete for those earl 
opportunities wit 
men, I almost certain! 
would not have eve 
tried. Carrying the twi 
burdens of perfectior 
ism and shyness. 

would not have been 
willing to learn carpen- 
try in front of some 
male college student 
who already knew how 
to hammer a nail with- 
out bending it, or cut a 
straight Line with a skil- 
saw. Watching diminu- 
tive Susan Thorn Marr 
(MBC '73) doing stage 
carpentry capably was 
intimidating — but I fig- 
ured if she could do it, I 
could too. And 1 did, 
although perhaps not 
quite as well. 

Nonetheless, I had 
conquered a forbidding 
obstacle: tackling a 
"male" job that I wasn't 
sure 1 knew how to do. 
That really came in 
handy later; when I en- 
tered journalism, many 
women in newsroom 
management were still 
confined to the "society 
page." And I was the 
first woman (and at 
least 30 years younger 
than my colleagues) on 
the Sarasota paper's 
editorial page staff, 
where I landed after 
my first promotion. 
(Women are faring bet- 
ter in newsrooms these 
days, although the 
number of women in 
top jobs is still too low.) 

Not every student is 
as shy or perfectionist 
as I was. But I'd guess 
many benefit from 
learning competitive 
skills in a somewhat 
sheltered environment. 

When I first entered 
Indiana University, and 
went to class registra- 
tion, I could not believe 
my eyes. There were 
12,000 other people 
there, too. No kidding 
— the entire campus of 
35,000 or so is divided 
into thirds and registra- 

tion lasts three days, 
one day for each third. 
It was easy to pick out 
the freshmen — many 
of them had their 
mothers with them to 
help them survive the 
rigors of registration. 
Watching them, I re- 
membered my own first 
days at Mary Baldwin's 
campus — learning my 
way around the dorm 
and the school, meeting 
my roommate, Nita 
Carlson Enoch (MBC 
'75) and starting a 
friendship with her that 
has spanned moves, job 
changes, geographic 
barriers, marriage and 
all of the tests of grow- 
ing up. In a freshman 
class of less than 200, in 
a coUege of 800, it was 
easier to be a freshman. 
At lU, new students 
must almost instantly 
become competitive 
and conversant with a 
large insdtution. At 30, 
when I returned to 
school, I not only man- 
aged but loved it. At 17, 
I don't think I could 
have coped. 

When I talk to those 
who received an under- 
graduate education at 
schools larger than 
Mary Baldwin, I won- 
der if they missed out 
on one of its most spe- 
cial gifts: friendship 
that lasts. Not long ago, 
Nita called me to say 
that Lucy Lewis (MBC 
'75) had joined Conti- 
nental Bank in Chicago. 
I hadn't seen her in 
years — but when we 
got together shortly 
after that for dinner, it 
was as if we'd seen each 
other yesterday. I know 
that if 1 visit New Or- 
leans, I can call Debby 
Moench (MBC '75) and 

we'll have lots to talk 
about; or Harriet Mar- 
row Neldon (MBC '75) 
in Washington; or Mar- 
garet McGeorge (MBC 
'75) in Richmond . . . the 
list is long. I wouldn't 
trade those ties for any- 

Maybe the class of '75 
at Mary Baldwin was 
special? Certainly, our 
10-year reunion was — 
the participation was 
tremendous. It was 
wonderful to see every- 
one again, and to real- 
ize that Nita, Lucy, 
Harriet, Debby, Mar- 
garet and I are part of a 
group that "years can- 

not wither nor custom 
stale." Others may 
question the benefits of 
women's colleges, but if 
I have a daughter I hope 
she will choose Mary 
Baldwin. Even in the 
unlikely event that 
women have achieved 
full economic equality 
by then, she'U still need 
the benefits of a solid 
education, and the nur- 
turing and time to ab- 
sorb it, that Mary 
Baldwin gave to me. 

Dail Willis is a deputy fea- 
tures editor at the Chicago 

Q^ictarian^ girlhood 

By Cynthia H. Tyson 

he 20th century turned and 
Queen Victoria died some years 
before my girlhood began, at 
least in strict chronological cal- 
culations. But in special and be- 
loved pockets of England time 
passes gently, and change is 
slow to come; and Victorian memories fill the girlhood 
recollections of years spent in a post- Victorian, but 
nevertheless solidly Victorian milieu. 

Mostly I think of my great-aunt's house. A lot of my 
growing up happened there in a setting that re- 
sounded with safety and solidity. If you have seen 
museum models of prosperous middle-class Victorian 
parlors, you recognize the image: sumptuous with 
paraphernalia, rich with furnishings, heavy with pos- 
sessions of vast varieties on tables, on mantlepieces, in 
cabinets, on walls, on shelves, in profusion . . . , a 
wealth to jostle the mind and to fill long, exploring 
hours. The rainy-day boredom of childhood was im- 
possible in such a setting. 

I recall so well forays into the china cabinet: com- 
memorative plates and cups and saucers, memories of 

the Golden Jubilee in 1887 and Diamond Jubilee in 
1897, the self-conscious sharing of a social experience, 
typically Victorian, and to be relived each time one 
traced the patterns of the fine bone china. 

And hand cut glass pin boxes with solid silver lids, 
small enough to fit into a doll's house. I learned the 
hallmarks then and still know to seek the stamp of the 
young Queen or the aging Matriarch among those 
other marks of place and craftsman. A silver thimble 
nestled on scarlet silk inside an intricately patterned 
metal egg, a memory of Easter long ago; cheese dishes 
for wedges of enormous size; bronzed and gleaming 
pots for butter and for cream — how rich they'd look in 
such receptacles — and with them all a tale of family or 
friends to seal the pleasure of this comfort and pros- 

Mine is a memory of rural England, too, a Thomas 
Hardy setting of haystacks, corn stocks, and worried 
glances at the sky in case the rains should come. It was 
a summer joy to ride behind the shire horses on great 
piles of straw, to picnic in the fields, to toss the hay, to 
wield enormous forks with tines shiny from genera- 
tions of uninterrupted use. Those dusty, dusty days 

alive with insects and scampering field n:\ice and gay 
kerchiefs for the neck and hair, and food that cannot 
ever taste as good in any other place. 

But from one Victorian world it is so easy to slip into 
another. To sup with Hardy in the shade of a straw 
stack is to savor crusty bread and cheese and beer. To 
picnic in my mother's style was in the manner of a 
Henry James. For these were grand occasions when 
family and friends sallied forth with many trappings 
to a preplanned country setting. And with them came 
the roasts of game and beef, tureens of vegetables, 
trifle, strawberries and cream, and wine. The linen 
cloths were spread, and all the necessities of dining- 
room formality took up appointed place in a rural 
glade. And the joy of it was great, the sense of seemli- 
ness, and propriety, and the appropriateness of 

. . . and into yet another: a world 1 did not know in 
childhood but could imagine. And in later years I saw 
those grimy, terraced, one-up, one-down, industrial- 
revolution houses. And all that I had read in Dickens 
or Charles Kingsley took form and shape in the dour 
industrial towns of the north. The general effects of 
Victorian industrialization are still there: the mills, 
many now disused, with sad-faced houses cowering 
in their shadows, stern reminders of the social up- 
heaval, the deprivation of some, the vast wealth of 
others, the breakdown of former traditions of order, 
the exploitation, human suffering, degradation, and 
want — spectres of a Victorian England disquieting to 
recall. The debates on social and political issues in- 
spired by the work of a Godwin, a Bentham, an Owen, 
a Burke are surely still with us; that brought Victoria's 
England to its pinnacle of power, looking back we 
understand why. 

But it's more comforting to return in thought to rural 
England, to the gold and copper fields of wheat and 
barley, the bronze and yellowing tan of rye and oats, 
the poppies, and the cornflowers; or to the civilized 
life of house parties and long weekends with crino- 
lines, elegant gentlemen, and hansom cabs. 

The literary focus of my girlhood had also a Victo- 
rian bias. What English schoolgirl is not brought up on 
Dickens and the Brontes! But in a household where 
poetry was much loved, I was steeped in Tennyson, 
the Brownings, and Matthew Arnold. Even now, if 
you asked me to name the Poet Laureate, I'd probably 
say Tennyson. He had a special place, in that he was 
born and lived in Lincolnshire, and his native sur- 
roundings were mine, too. It's flat country and on the 
coast — remember his "High Tide on the Coast of 
Lincolnshire" — and remains predominantly rural. 
Myriads of rivulets really do run through the lawns 
after heavy rain, and doves still moan in immemorial 
elms; the innumerable bees of summer still murmur. 
They did in my girlhood, and they did in Victoria's, 

When Victoria was sixteen she wrote in her diary, "I 
love to be employed; I hate to be idle." These words 
were the motto of her life and the lives of many, both 
in her time and mine. Perhaps it's this kind of ethic 
that stays with one long after the pictorial memories 
have begun to fade. Her devotion to duty and the aura 
about her of womanly wisdom and goodness slipped 
so very naturally and easily as the worthy aspirations 
of life from her generation to mine, from a great-aunt, 
through a mother, to me. That's the real key to my 
Victorian world; and it provides, too, a sense of 
vibrant optimism about life, a feehng that there is 
inspiration, if one looks hard enough, even in the 
weary despondency of the 20th century. 

Copyright © 1981 by Mint 
Museum Art. First appeared 
in the Mint Museum An- 
tiques Show, 1981. Re- 
printed by permission. 
Facsmiiles of drawings by Au- 
brey Beardsley, 1 9 tn century 
English artist. 


Anita Thee Graham '50 

Strengthening Ties 

Strengthening the ties between alumnae and 
the College is the main goal of the new Presi- 
dent of the Alumnae Board, Anita Thee Gra- 
ham '50. 

A wife, mother and grandmother, Anita, is a dedi- 
cated volunteer in her community and to Mary Bald- 
win College. Anita was elected to serve as President 
of the Mary Baldwin College Alumnae Board for a 
two year term beginning July 1 , 1 988 at the National 
Alumnae Association meeting. 

"My main goal is to help the alumnae see how 
important they are to Mary Baldwin College," Anita 
said. "Mary Baldwin College is an exciting place, so 
many things are going on and I want to show the 
alumnae that it is a place that is worthy of their time, 
talent or treasures." 

Other goals Anita has ore to increase alumnae 
participation in chapter development, admissions 
referrals, nominations for awards, support of the 
Virginia Sampler, annual giving, and service to the 
volunteer boards of the College. 

Anita has been involved with the College ever since 
she left school, first through the Columbia Alumnae 
Chapter, where she has been an active supporter and 
served as President in the early 1960's, by attending 
her class reunions, and now in a much more active 
capacity as a member of the Alumnae Board. 

Anita has been on the Alumnae Board since 1983 as 
a member-at-large. Chairman of the Nominating 
Committee, and for the last two years as First Vice- 

Anita lives in Columbia, South Carolina where she 
is a realtor and an active member of her community. 
In addition to her professional activities she has been 
active in civic and church affairs. She has been a 
Sunday school teacher, Bible teacher, member of the 
Vestry and President of the Women in her church. She 
has also been active in the Museum of Art, the Colum- 
bia Zoological Society, the Women's Symphony Asso- 
ciation and worked as a docent at the Columbia 
Museum of Art. 

Not only do her volunteer and professional duties 
keep her busy, but so do her two children and four 
grandchildren. "I have been blessed to have both my 
son and daughter stay in Columbia and am close to 
both of them and my wonderful grandchildren." 

In addition to enjoying family gatherings, Anita 
also has enjoyed maintaining the ties with her Mary 
Baldwin family. One way she has done this is through 
her class reunions. 

Anita feels that reunions are a great tool to reach 
alumnae. "I hope to encourage alumnae to become 
more involved in Mary Baldwin and I think the easiest 
way to get involved is to come back for a reunion," 
Anita said. In fact, Anita's 30th reunion was how Anita 
became more involved with Mary Baldwin and ended 
up on the Alumnae Board. 

Anita returned to Staunton in 1980 for her 30th 
reunion and after being a loyal supporter for many 
years of Mary Baldwin College, was nominated 
shortly thereafter for the Alumnae Board. 

Anita has enjoyed her years on the Alumnae Board 
and is looking forward to serving for the next two as 
President. She credits President Cynthia H. Tyson as a 
big part of the success she has seen at the College and 
for her own involvement. 

"Certainly Dr. Tyson is a big reason that I am 
serving as President, Her presence is a huge part of 
the excitement on campus and I am pleased to be able 
to work with her to further Mary Baldwin College," 
said Anita. 

"I also really enjoy working with the Alumnae Of- 
fice staff. They are so supportive and capable," she 

In her rare moments of spare time, Anita enjoys 
doing needlework, reading, and studying the Bible. 

Anita says that in addition to the sense of accom- 
plishment she feels by being a part of the Alumnae 
Board, she has also enjoyed getting to know a large 
group of alumnae that she would not have met 

"The spirit of community is great on the Alumnae 
Board. I have met alumnae of all ages from different 
areas of the country. I have made friends that will last 
the rest of my life," she said. 

"I see my biggest challenge as President of the 
Alumnae Board as encouraging every alumna who is 
active to reach out to just one other alumna in her 
area. This alone would double our participation. I 
think this is an attainable challenge, and I'm looking 
forward to meeting it head on." 

Enjoy the Special Benefits of 
MasterCard Through MBC 

The Alumnae Association announces a special new 
service, the Mary Baldwin MasterCard. 

Through a special arrangement with Sovran Bank, 
you can now have a Mary Baldwin MasterCard. The 
cord has been exclusively designed for the Mary 
Baldwin Alumnae Association and offers some very 
special benefits. 

There will be no membership fee for the first year 
and in subsequent years, it is only SI 8.00 annually. 
The Mary Baldwin MasterCard also has a low 
variable interest rate, which is currently 16.25%. 
This competitive rate is much less than what is 
chorged by many other credit cards. The minimum 
credit line available is $1 ,500. Of course, applicants 
must meet the credit qualifications established by 

"The Finance Committee of the Alumnae Board did 
great deal of research on this project. We reviewed 

numerous bank 

proposals, and 

we feel Sovran 

had the best 

program for Mary 

Baldwin," said Meg Ivy 

Crews '74, Vice President of Finance. 

The MasterCard also presents a new way for alum- 
nae to help Mary Baldwin. Use of the Mary Baldwin 
MasterCard will help enhance the visibility of the 
College. In addition, the Alumnae Association bene- 
fits each time you make a purchase using the Mary 
Baldwin MasterCard. 

"I encourage all alumnae to take advantage of this 
special new program, that benefits both them and the 
Alumnae Association," commented Meg. 

A detailed mailing about the Mary Baldwin Master- 
Card will be sent to all alumnae. 

Admissions Through Alumnae Action 

Students ore our lifeline, without them Mary 
Baldwin would be like a masterpiece of art in 
a closed gallery. A brilliant medium in which 
to explore life and see ourselves, made 
meaningless as it hung unseen. Our students are our 
audience — they absorb us, challenge us, and compel 
us to remain vibrant. 

Where do our students come from? How do they 
begin their journey with us at Mary Baldwin College? 
For most, the journey from the security of their homes, 
family, and friends to this campus, proudly illuminat- 
ing the landscape of a most cherished Virginian com- 
munity, is a complicated one. Our students journey 
from over 23 states and 139 high schools across the 
nation. Their backgrounds are diverse, their needs 
unique, yetthey are united by a common goal — to find 
the environment that will allow them to explore their 
interests, develop their character, experience chal- 
lenge and carve opportunities. 

We know well the marvelous professional job done 
day by day and mile by mile by our admissions staff, 
championed through the unending enthusiasm and 
polished skills of Elaine Liles, our Executive Director 
of Admissions. Yet beyond that contact professionally 
designed and personally carried out, is a sphere of 
influence only the ALUMNAE OF MARY BALDWIN 
COLLEGE hold in their grasp. The alumnae alone 
possess a history, a connection, an honest appraisal 
of life as a Mary Baldwin student that needs to be 

shared with our prospective student. What greater 
gift could you give to a student than to help her 
confidently choose Mary Baldwin College as the 
springboard for her future. For many students the 
contact made by an alumna is the turning point in 
college choice. BE THAT TURNING POINT in a 
woman's life. Refer a student. Contact your chapter 
or the Alumnae Office and offer your help. Use your 
Mary Baldwin Connection. 

Marie W. Bream '82, Vice President 
Alumnae Admissions 

Fall Leadership Conference 
October 6 - 9 

Meetings of the Alumnae Board, Parents 
Council and Advisory Board of Visitors 

Workshops for Chapter Leaders, 

Admissions Representatives, Class Fund 
Representatives, and Class Reunion 
Planning Committees 

Mark the dates and plan to join us for a 
weekend of learning, working, and fun! 

Sally Dorsey Danner 




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Kathy Myers Faust '67 


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Susan Johnson Higti '62 

Twelve new members-at-large and five offic- 
ers were elected to the Alumnae Association 
Board of Directors at its annual meeting May 
21. The new members-at-large represent 8 
states and 12 classes. 

Sally Armstrong Bingley '60, of Richmond, Virginia, 
is a commercial property underwriter with Aetna Life 
and Casualty. She is a member of Emmanuel Epis- 
copal Church, Old Dominion Women's Club, and 
Valentine's Women's Club. Sally was co-chairman of 
her class's 20th reunion celebration, she served as a 
fund raiser for the Doff in Fund during her class's 25th 
reunion, and is a former treasurer of the Richmond 
Alumnae Chapter. Sally will serve as a member of the 
Nominating Committee. 

Sally Dorsey Danner '64 of Atlanta, Georgia, is an 
interior designer and public relations consultant. The 
mother of two sons, Sally serves as the recording 
secretary for the International Furnishing and Design 
Association. She serves on the Executive Committee 
of the Atlanta College of Art, Friends of Piedmont 
Hospital, Board of the Ruth Mitchell Dance Company, 
and the Cobb County Democratic Convention Task 
Force. She has served as chairman of the Beaux Arts 
Ball, a benefit for the Atlanta College of Art, since 
1984. Solly will serve as a member of the Chapter 
Development Committee of the Alumnae Board. 

Kathy Myers Faust '67 of Raleigh, North Carolina, 
is the mother of five children. Kathy helped to estab- 
lish the NOW chapter in Jackson, Tennessee, is a 
member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church, and 
has helped establish Crisis Centers in two localities. 
Kathy and her husband, Roy, have recently estab- 
lished a catering service. Kathy will serve as a mem- 
ber of the Homecoming Planning Committee. 

Linda Martin Graybill '83 of Lookout Mountain, 
Tennessee, is an internal auditor with Eriander Medi- 
cal Center in Chattanooga. A former chairman of the 
Richmond Alumnae Chapter, Linda is a member of 
the Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, a mem- 
ber of the church choir and of Amnesty International. 
She will serve as a member of the Finance Committee. 

Susan Johnson High '62 of Maple Glen, Pennsylva- 
nia, describes herself as a professional volunteer. 
The mother of three children, she is a past president of 
the Women's Board of Abington Memorial Hospital, 
and president and founder of the Upper Dublin 
Middle School P.T.A. A member of the Abingdon 
Presbyterian Church, she has served on the Board of 
Deacons and as a Trustee. Susan will serve as a 
member of the Annual Giving Committee. 

Mary Jim Moore Quillen '72 

A Glimpse 

of the Future! 

Betsy Newman Mason '69 of Norfolk, Virginia, is 
vice-president and manager of the Peninsula office of 
Goodman, Segor, Hogan, a commercial real estate 
agency. She is a member of the Virginia C.C.l.M. 
Chapter and currently serves as treasurer. She is a 
former president of the Children's Hospital Circle, the: 
Junior League, has been an active volunteer for the 
United Way, the Chrysler Museum Capital Com-j 
paign, and the Eastern Virginia Medical School; 
Capital Campaign. Betsy and her husband, Norman,' 
have two daughters. Betsy will serve as a member of 
the Finance Committee. 

Suzie Maxson-Maltz '75 of Scarsdale, New York, is 
the mother of two children. She chaired the Class of 
1975's 10th Reunion Celebration and has been an; 
active member of the New York Alumnae Chapter,^ 
doing a great deal of work in the area of Admissions. 
Suzie will serve as a member of the Admissions 

From Birmingham, Alabama, Mary Jim Moore 
Quillen '72 is a former teacher and mother of three. 
She is a member of the Independent Presbyterian 
Church and also serves as secretary for the E.P.I.CJ 
School P.T.O. Mary Jim will serve as a member of the' 
Admissions Committee. 

Jonie Huske Satterfield '70 of Richmond, Virginia, 
works as a programmer analyst for Blue Cross and 
Blue Shield. A mother of two, Janie has been a most 
active member of the Richmond Alumnae Chapter 
serving as a member of its board and as treasurer of 
the Chapter. Janie will serve as a member of the 
Annual Giving Committee. 

Cynthia Knight Wier '68 

Kate Gladden Schultz 71 

Through the 
New Board 

Kate Gladden Schultz '71 of Winchester, Virginia, 
served as chairman for her class's 15th Reunion, has 
been an Admissions Rep for the College, and was the 
guest speaker at a Reunion Committee Training 
Workshop during the Fall Leadership Conference. 
The mother of two, Kate is a former member of the 
Preservation of Historic Winchester. She is a member 
of Sacred Heart Church, member of the Shenandoah 
Apple Blossom Festival Committee, and works as a 
regular volunteer in the school and public library, 
helping to illustrate a monthly newsletter. Kate will 
serve as a member of the Homecoming Committee. 

Anne Sims Smith '45 of Staunton, Virginia, served 
as chairman of the Staunton Chapter and currently is 
\he co-chair of the Social Committee for the Chapter 
and chair of the Furnishings Committee for the Staun- 
ton Room in the Alumnae House. She is a post board 
nember of Historic Staunton, the Hospital Auxiliary, 
and past president of the Augusta Garden Club. She 
is o member of the Trinity Episcopal Church Alter 
Guild and a former chairman of the Women of the 
Church. Anne currently serves as a member of the 
Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace 
Foundation. The mother of three grown children, 
^nne will serve as a member of the Admissions Com- 

Cynthia Knight Wier '68 of Houston, Texas, has 
served as chairman of the Houston Alumnae Chapter 
and has been actively involved with the recruitment of 
students from the Houston area. The mother of two, 
Cynthia is a freelance writer and will serve as a 
member of the Admissions Committee. 

Newly elected officers of the Alumnae Board are: 
Anita Thee Graham '50, President (see related story 
page 18); Barbara Knisely Roberts '73, First Vice- 
President, Ray Castles Uttenhove '68, Vice-President 
of Annual Giving; and JoAnne Reich '87, Vice-Presi- 
dent for Finance. 

Recently appointed Committee Chairmen of the 
Alumnae Board will be: Martha McMullan Aasen '51 , 
Homecoming Committee; Emily Dethloff Ryan '63, 
Continuing Education Committee; and Lindsay 
Ryland Gouldthorpe '73, Nominating Committee. 

Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 has been a member of 
the Alumnae Board since 1985. She has served as a 
member and chairman of the Homecoming Activities 
Committee. From Burlington, North Carolina, she and 
her husband, John, operate a chain of Wendy's 
restaurants. They have two children, 

Roy Castles Uttenhove '68 of Atlanta, Georgia, will 
serve as Vice-President for Annual Giving. Roy has 
been an active member of the Atlanta Alumnae 
Chapter and has served as a member of Annual 
Giving Committee on the Alumnae Board for the past 
three years. Roy is a commercial real estate agent 
with Caldwell Banker Commercial. 

JoAnne Reich '88 will serve as Vice-President for 
the Finance Committee. JoAnne has served as a stu- 
dent representative to the Alumnae Board for three 
years, and in that position, as chairman of the Student 
Relations Committee, and as a member of the Execu- 
tive Committee for one year. JoAnne is working as a 
volunteer for the United Methodist Church in Cedar- 
town, Georgia. 

Martha McMullan Aasen '51 of Westport, Connec- 
ticut, will serve as chairman of the Homecoming 
Activities Committee. Martha has been a member of 
this committee for one year and works as a Liaison 
Officer for the United Nations. 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 of Houston, Texas, will 
serve as chairman of the Continuing Education Com- 
mittee. Emily was elected to the Alumnae Board in 
1 987 and has served as a member of the Continuing 
Education Committee for one year. A former chair- 
man of the Houston Alumnae Chapter, Emily con- 
tinues to be active with the chapter, particularly in the 
area of student recruitment. 

Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe '73 of Mechanicsville, 
Virginia, is former President of the Notional Alumnae 
Association and will serve a one year term as chair- 
man of the Nominating Committee. Lindsay is an 
Assistant Vice President with Sovran Bank in Rich- 
mond, Virginia. 

Ray Castles Uttenhove '6 

Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 

Martha McMullan Aasen '51 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 

Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe '73 

Entertaining, Celebrating, 


.he 1988 awards recipients are those alumnae who have 
achieved exceptional accomplishments and have shown dedi- 
cation to the ideals for which Mary Baldwin College stands. 
They have all shown to the world the value of a Mary Baldwin 
College liberal arts education and their work is of such value 
that they make all alumnae of the College proud to share their 
alumna status with them. 

Emily Smith Medallion 

The Emily Smith Medallion honors alumnae who 
have made outstanding contributions to their com- 
munity, church, the College, and the Commonwealth 
of Virginia. The enthusiasm and devotion of Margaret 
Herscher Hitchman '40 is exemplary of energy and 
generosity focused to serve others. 

Peggy has demonstrated dedication to her com- 
munity through volunteer nursing and library service. 
By serving her country through the United States 
Navy, she has demonstrated patriotism in the most 
respected way which is through action. She is a 
devout Presbyterian and a member of United Church 
Women where she has brought honor to the Presbyte- 
rian heritage of Mary Baldwin College. 

She has shown devotion to the College by serving 
faithfully as Alumna Trustee on the Mary Baldwin 
College Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1988. And, 
she has given of her resources and time in support of 
the College by serving as President of her Charleston, 
West Virginia, alumnae chapter, and serving on the 
National Alumnae Board of Directors from 1951 to 

Not only has Peggy worked to improve the world 
today, she has also established the Herscher Scholar- 
ship Fund in honor of her parents for students of the 

The Emily Smith Medallion Citation is awarded to 
Peggy for her dedication and involvement in every 
aspect of her community and for her continued sup- 
port of Mary Baldwin College. 

Top, Peggy Herscher 
Hitchman 40 accepts the 
Emily Smith Medallion. 
Top center, Mopsy Pool 
Page '48 holds the crystal 
apple presented to her 
for the Emily Kelly Leader- 
ship Av/ara. Top right, 
Louise Rossett McNamee 
'70, recipient of the 
Career Achievement 
Award. Bottom left. The 
Alumnae Choir per- 
formed at the Saturday 
dinner and chapel 
service under the 
direction of Gordon 

Emily Wirsing Kelly 
Eeadership Award 

Established in 1986 by the Alumnae Association 
and the Class of 1963, the Emily Wirsing Kelly Leader- 
ship Award honors those alumnae who hove demon- 
strated outstanding service and excellence in 
leadership on behalf of Mary Baldwin College. 

Mopsy Pool Page '48, the recipient of this year'd 
Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award, is on alumna 
who for 40 years has fulfilled the criteria for selection 
with distinction. She worked for the College as ar I 
employee in the 1 960s, including service as Presiden . 
Spencer's administrative assistant; moreover, she ha; 
logged many volunteer hours through the Alumnae 
Association. For seven years Mopsy served on the , 
Alumnae Board of Directors, two as President of the 

Uniting at Homecoming 

Association; and she has been active in chapters in 
Winston-Salem and Staunton, providing laudatory 
leadership by heading the Staunton alumnae fund 
drive in support of the College's purchase of Staunton 
Military Academy. 

Mopsy continues to be active in the Staunton chap- 
ter, serving as Social Committee Chairman since 1 986 
and as Chairman of the chapter for the coming year. 
Above and beyond the normal expectations of the 
committed volunteer, she, with her husband Gordon, 
has hosted scores of Mary Baldwin students in her 
home for many years, served as sponsor to numerous 
classes, choir parent, and "adopted parent" through 
Trinity Episcopal Church. Additionally, she is active in 
her community through the Augusta Garden Club and 
the Historic Staunton Foundation. 

Career Achievement Award 

Established this year by the Alumnae Association 
Board of Directors, the Career Achievement Award 
honors an alumna who has brought respect to herself 
and the College through extraordinary career 
achievement. Louise Rossett McNamee '70, the 1 988 
recipient has accomplished goals beyond even the 
highest expectations. 

Louise has been featured in Advertising Age, For- 
tune Magazine, and Business Month for her accom- 
plishments which include reaching the highest 
position. President and Chief Executive Officer, of 
Delia Femina, a leading advertising agency. She 
joined the agency in 1979 as vice president and re- 
search director and became a senior vice president 
by the end of that year. In 1984, she became acting 
president and chief executive officer and was later 
named president and CEO. 

An English major at Mary Baldwin College, Louise 
shows the opportunities for success which begin with 
a liberal arts education, and she is an inspiration to 
all the students and alumnae of the College. And in 
her career, she has not forgotten her roots at Mary 
Baldwin. Louise has been a part of the visiting CEO 
program and was the 1 985 Commencement Speaker. 

Service to Church Award 

The Service to Church Award was established this 
year by the Alumnae Association Board of Directors 
to honor an alumna who has shown devotion to the 
Church not only for personal fulfillment but also for 
serving others. 

Charlotte Tilley Sorrell '46 has always given wholly 
to those causes and people who needed her. An 
example of this dedication is her work as chairman of 
a committee to build the Village Chapel of Bald Head. 
Bald Head Island, accessible only by boat, is a com- 
munity of about 300 second homes. For this commun- 
ity, Charlotte accepted the responsibility for the 

Top, The spirit of the 
Class of '33 showed as 
they sported canes and 
crutches during the 
Parade of Classes. 
Boitom left, Charlotte 
Tilley Sorrell '46 accepts 
the Service to Church 
Award from Anita Thee 
Graham '50, First Vice- 
President. Bottom right, 
Lindsay Ryland Gould- 
thorpe '73 congratulates 
Martha S. Grafton on 
being elected an hon- 
orary alumna of the 

Top, Barbara Knisely 
Roberts '73, Home- 
coming Plonning 
Chairman hugs Margie 
Nea Woodson '63, 
Homecoming Queen, as 
Gale Palmer '63, Class 
Chairman, looks on. The 
Class of '63 had the 
largest number of alum- 
nae on campus for their 
25th Reunion. Center, 
Amine Cosby Kellom '35, 
Service to Community 
Award recipient, with 
President Cynthia H. 
Tyson. Bottom, Alumnae 
of the Adult Degree 
Program celebrate 
the program's 10th 

building of this Chapel, and she raised the money in 
pledges to fund it. The Village Chapel has brought an 
immeasurable spirit of fellowship and cohesiveness 
to those who make up this island community. She has 
also been a teacher of Adult Sunday School for in- 
numerable years and has been a source of strength 
for the Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, North 

Charlotte has shown tremendous support to her 
community through her position as a member of the 
Board of Directors of the United Way of Durham, and 
as Head of their Personal Gifts Division. With her 
empathy and everlasting kindness, she led in orga- 
nizing the local Meols-on-Wheels program, and 
helped to deliver meals afterthe program was imple- 

She knows well the value of a Mary Baldwin edu- 
cation for both her daughters are also Mary Baldwin 
alumnae. Charlotte has continually supported the 
College as a class agent and has assisted in recruiting 
many students. 

In keeping with the spirit of the College's traditional 
Presbyterian heritage, this award is offered to Char- 
lotte who enthusiastically gives support wherever it's 

Service to Community 

Amine Cosby Kellam '35, this year's Service to 
Community Award recipient, is an alumna who has 
greatly contributed to the civic and community con- 
cerns throughout the Commonwealth and in other 
parts of the country as well, and has graciously of- 
fered her time and talent to the improvement of her 

Amine's interest in cleaning up Virginia has been 
the catalyst to the development of many programs in 
the Commonwealth today. She has succeeded in ar- 
ranging an effective sanitary landfill system in the 
rural Eastern Shore area. To accomplish tremendous 
tasks in beautification, she tapped innovative forces 
such as the Department of the Army from Fort Eustis 
which successfully recycled old automobiles to earn 
over $100,000 for two Virginia counties. Amine also 
worked with Senator William Fears to introduce and 
pass a bill which gave cash bounty to the county for 
every recycled car. More than $26 million has been 
netted from this bill to this date. 

Knowing that one cannot truly achieve lasting suc- 
cess without educating the young. Amine introduced 
a five-year beautification program within 21 schools 
and held an awards program to honor those who 
have worked hard for the community. 

Amine has worked for twenfy years toward the 
beautification of Virginia, and she freely has given 
more than 15,000 volunteer hours to this cause. She 
has served on numerous committees and has won 
many awards for her accomplishments. 

For her devotion to the beautification of the Com- 
monwealth and for the exceptional accomplishments 
and dedication to the ideals for which Mary Baldwin 
College stands, the Service to Community Award was 
presented to Amine. 



Patty Joe Mahony Montgomery '37 held a luncheon 
in El Dorado for area alumnae with Carroll Oliver 
Roach '84, Director of Chapter Development in 
March. Later that evening, Pom Stephens Rose '82 
hosted an alumnae cocktail party honoring Dr. Cyn- 
thia H. Tyson, President, at her home in Little Rock. 


Pam Stephens Rose '82, Lisa Rowland Whitbeck '70, 
Olivia Rogers Guggenheim '61 and Dole Gatchell Webb 
'65 at an Arkansas alumnae party at Pam's in Little Rock. 

South Arkansas Alumnae, Anne Hancock Teresa '70, 
Sara Miller Richardson '60, Pom Stephens Rose '82, 
Kathryn Hatley Young '52, Caroline Craig Jacobs '85, 
Mollie Benson Buckley '34, Potty Joe Monony 
Montgomery '37, and Mary Jane Gray Richardson '52 
attend a luncheon hosted by Patty Joe in El Dorado. 

The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter hosted a Faculty 
Forum recently wlih Bob Lafleur, History Professor as 
the guest speaker. Professor Lafleur spoke about 
"Change in Russia" at a cocktail party hosted by 
Robin Wilson Leo '66, and on "You Are What You 
Eat" at a luncheon at the Piedmont Driving Club, 
sponsored by Lee Rooker '85. Also attending was 
Maureen Kelley, Director of the Annual Fund. 


The Austin area alumnae held a luncheon at the 
Westwood Country Club in April with faculty speaker 
Dr. Patricia H. Menk, Historian in Residence. Nancy 
Smith Norvell '64 organized the event. Also repre- 
senting the College was Carroll Oliver Roach '84, 
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Nan Bruen Kluckoper '23, Nancy Smith Norvell '64, Pat 
Menk, Betty Hughes Walton '65 visit after the Austin 
Alumnae luncheon at the Westwood Country Club. 


The Baltimore Alumnae Chapter held a steering 
committee meeting at the home of Michelle Howard 
'81 , co-chairman, in February to discuss a June picnic 
and other chapter plans. 

Beckley, West Virginia 

Carolyn McClure Turner '83 hosted an applicant 
party at her home with Virginia Irvine, Assistant 
Director of Admissions in April. 

Enjoying the beautiful weather for the Charlottesville 
Alumnae chapter's spring picnic were Katherine Adams, 
former parent, Ginny Ragsdale '82, Sallie Adams '82 and 
John and Grace Rice. 

Buena Vista 

Lee Johnston Foster '75 hosted an alumnae and 
applicant dessert in her home with Virginia Irvine and 
Katherine Lichtenberg, Director of Alumnae Admis- 
sions in early April. 


The Columbia Alumnae Chapter participated in 
Commonwealth Day IV in May. Ellen Moss Westfall 
'67 chairman helped organize the event. 


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Buena Vista, Va., alumnae Elizabeth Knight Glass '28 and 
Laurie Byers Armstrong '86, and Ginny Hess, ABV 
member, ottended a dessert party for applicants. 


The Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter held a picnic 
at the home of Mary Hotchkiss Leavell '73 in April 
with Dr. John T. Rice, Vice President of Institutional 
Advancement and Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director 
of Chapter Development. Anne North Howard '75, 
chapter chairman organized the event. 

Corpus Christi 

Cecile Cage Wavell '45 hosted an alumnae gath- 
ering in her home with Dr. Patricia Menk and Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84 as special guests. 

Lynn Yates, former parent, Judith Yates Tor '68 and 
Cecile Cage Wavell '45 at the Corpus Christi Alumnae 
party at Cecile's home. 


The Dallas Alumnae Chapter hosted an applicant 
party with Audi Bondurant Barlow '85, Assistant 
Director of Admissions, in early March at the home of 
Valerie Lund Mitchell '74, Chairman. 

In April they hosted a Faculty Forum with Dr. Menk 
at the home of Hollon Meadors Otte '75. Dr. Menk's 
topic was "Writing the History of Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege." Also attending from the College were Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84 and Maureen Kelley. 

Peggy Anderson Carr '67 and Shannon Greene Mitchell 
'5/ enjoy the Faculty Speaker at the home of Hoolon 
Meodors Otte '75 in Dallas. 


A Danville Area Alumnae reception was held at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. London Wyott Jr. in March with 
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson and Elaine Liles, Executive 
Director of Admissions. Susan Thompson Hoffman 
'64, Trustee, helped organize this event. 


The Houston Alumnae Chapter held a luncheon 
and fashion show at H.H.M., a shop owned by Harriet 
Hart McGuffin '62 in early March. 

In April, they hosted a Faculty Forum with Dr. Menk 
at the Briar Club. Jo O'Neal Brueggemon '80 and 
Cynthia Knight Weir '68 organized the event. Also 
representing the College were Maureen Kelley and 
Carroll Oliver Roach '84. 

Houston alumna, Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 and husband, 
Tom, visit with Maureen Kelley at the Briar Club in 


The Greensboro Area Alumnae attended an alum- 
nae luncheon at the Greensboro Country Club in 
April with Dr. John T. Rice. Barbara Knisely Roberts 
'73 and Virginia Hays Forrest '40 organized this 
event. Also in attendance was Carroll Oliver Roach 

Lewisburg, West Virginia 

An applicant parfy was held in the home of Kath- 
erine Yorid '83 with Virginia Irvine and Jane Korne- 
gay '83, Associate Director of Admissions in early 

Attending the Greensboro Alumnae luncheon are Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84, Barbara Knisely Roberts '73, Dr. John 
Rice, Virginia Hayes Forrest '40, Anne Hayes Brewer '42, 
Donna Neudorfer Earp '76 and Betty Barker Eraser '49. 


Alumnae in Spain met with current students in May 
term at the home of Barbara Penick Jimenez De 
Diego '68 with Professor Barbara Ely. 



Memphis alumnae held a cocktail party with Car- 
roll Oliver Roach '84 at the home of Terre Solmon 
Sullivant 74 in March. Charlotte Jackson Lunsford 
'51 , Trustee, spoke. Lucie May Thompson '73 helped 
organize the event which included applicants. 

Ogden, Utah 

Utoh alumnae and friends attended a party in the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hinckley (Anne Holman 
'34) with Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson in early May. 

Terre Salmon Sullivant '74, J. Rogers Hall, trustee, and 
Lucie May Thompson '73 enjoy themselves at the 
Memphis Alumnae party at Terre's home. 

New York 

The New York Alumnae Chapter hosted a spring 
brunch at the home of Catherine Jolley Kerr '80, with 
Sarah Griffin '86, chairman, and Carolyn Smith '86, 
co-chairman as organizers. 

Northern Virginia 

The Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter hosted a 
cocktail party in early May with Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, 
and Carroll Oliver Roach '84, at the Washington Golf 
and Country Club. Kim Baker Glenn '79, chairman, 
organized this event. 

The chapter also sponsored a reception for the 
Mary Baldwin College Choir, after their concert at 
Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church in March. They 
also participated in the annual "Party in the Park" 
held for Virginia Colleges. 


The Peninsula Alumnae Chapter hosted on appli- 
cant party at the home of Emma Padgett Fitzhugh '40 
in May. They also hosted a Faculty Forum with Dr. 
Lundy Pentz, at the James River Country Club. Dr. 
Pentz presented a program entitled "Bogus Science: 
Facts, Freaks, and Frauds". Kam Bonfoey Burgdorf 
'61 , chairman organized this event. Also representing 
the College was Carroll Oliver Roach '84. 


The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter hosted a Fac- 
ulty Forum luncheon at The Racquet Club, in Phila- 
delphia and a cocktail party in Wilmington, 
Delaware at the University and Whist Club with Dr. 
Menk as the speaker, in late April. Laura O'Hear 
Church '82, chairman, organized the events with the 
help of Wendy Pfautz '82. 

Marty Kline Chaplin '51, Kim Baker Glenn '79 and Meme 
Lund '66 enjoy the Northern Virginia Alumnae cocktail 

Susan Johnson High '62, Mary Cloud Hamilton 
Hollingshead '61, Dr. Patricia Menk, Laura O'Hear 
Church '82, Emy Martin Rouse '65 and David Church 
enjoy the Philadelphia Faculty Speakers luncheon. 

Chapel Hill 

The Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Alumnae chap- 
ter hosted a cocktail party at the home of Barbara 
Williams Craig '61 with Dr. John T. Rice as the guest 
speaker. Organizers of the event were Dena Aretakis 
Horn '81, Susan Train Fearon '69, Courtney Lester 
Procter '81 and Mary Stuart Copeland Alfono '84. 
Also representing the College was Carroll Oliver 
Roach '84. 

Courtney Lester Proctor '81 and Barbara Williams Craig 
'61 talk during the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill party at 
Barbara's home. 


The Richmond Alumnae Chapter hosted a Career 
Exploration Network Trip (CENTS) / Applicants party 
in March with Dr. John Haire, Director of the Rose- 
marie Sena Center for Career and Life Planning, at 
the home of Sallie Brush Thalhimer '73. The following 
day seven seniors interviewed with alumnae and 
friends. CENTS was organized by Nancy Morison 
Ambler '75, chairman, BonnieTuggleMiller '76, Lind- 
say Ryland Gouldthorpe '73, and Margaret Ivey Baci- 
gal '73. 

The Chapter also held a Faculty Forum with Dr. 
Martha Evans, French Professor and Carroll Oliver 
Roach '84. The luncheon, organized by Cricket Frey 
Morris '71 , was held at the Country Club of Virginia. 

The Chapter also sponsored the Spring Exam care 
packages and sent Easter treats to students from the 
Richmond area. 


The Roanoke Alumnae Chapter sponsored a Night 
at the Theatre to see a production of "Amadeus," at 
Mill Mountain Theatre. Cyndi Phillips Fletcher '82, 
Chairman, organized the event. 

They also hosted an applicant party at the Fletch- 
er's home with Virginia Irvine, Assistant Director of 

San Antonio 

The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter hosted a Faculty 
Forum and dinner with Dr. Menk at the San Antonio 
Country Club in April. Katie McGee '86, chairman, 
organized this event. 

Katie also hosted an applicant party in her home in 
early April. 

Maureen Kelley and Carroll Oliver Roach '84 also 

Son Antonio alumnae Mary Kerr Denny '64 and Katie 
McGee '86 enjoy the visit from Dr. Patrick Menk in April. 

South Boston 

Joelle Keith '88, Lisa Derby '88, Sallie Brush Thalhimer 
'73, and Nancy Ambler '75 visit during the Richmond 
CENTS/Applicant party at Sallie's home. 

Meg Ivy Crews '74, hosted area alumnae and 
friends for a luncheon in her home with Dr. John T. 
Rice, Lee Johnston Foster '75, Executive Director of 
Alumnae Activities, and Carroll Oliver Roach '84 in 
late April. 

Mrs. John Thrift, mother of Mary Tucker Thrift '91, Nancy 
Fray McCormick '60 and Marsha Wilkins Owen '69 at 
the South Boston, Va. alumnae luncheon. 


The Tidewater Alumnae Chapter hosted a Cocktail 
party with Dr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Grafton as special 
guests in May at the home of Eloise Clyde Chandler 
'77. Talbott Jordan '72, chairman, organized this 
event. Also attending from the College was Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84. 

Linda Dolly Hammack '62, Donna Cason Smith 
Charlotte Jackson Lunsford '51 enjoy the Washington 
D.C./Suburban Maryland porty. 

Washington D.C./ 
Suburban Maryland 

The Washington D.C./Suburban Maryland Alum- 
nae Chapter held a reception at the Notional Head- 
quarters of the American Red Cross in Washington in 
early May with Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, President and 
Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of Chapter De- 
velopment with Charlotte Jackson Lunsford '51 , Trus- 
tee as host. Donna Cason Smith '86, chapter 
chairman, and Millicent Wosell Wood '68 organized 
the event. 

They also held a steering committee meeting at the 
home of Lori Vaught '86 and Kothy McDonough '86 in 
March with Carroll Oliver Roach '84. 


Rachel Hobbs Blanks '/5 hosted an applicant party 
in her home in late April with Janie Garrison, Assis- 
tant Director of Admissions. 

Anne Stern Gallagher '73, Anne Hogshead '39 and Laura 
O'Hear Church '82 discuss forming a Wilmington Chapter 
at the Wilmington Alumnae cocktail party. 




Raleigh, N.C. moved to 
Springmoon Retirement Com- 
munity in 1984 and she says 
she is happy. Her husband Ed 
passed away in 1977. AHce 
has three children: Edward III, 
Susan Borden, and Alice. Ed- 
ward and Susan live in Ra- 
leigh, Alice lives in Charlotte. 


A«ARY WAITERS Cresswell 
of Marietta, Pa. is retired and 
lives in the Lancaster County 
community. Her daughter lives 
in York County. She has two 
grandsons that are in college; 
one is a Business and Real Es- 
tate major, the other is a grad- 
uate student in Architecture. 


and her husband moved to 
Charlotte, N.C. last year. She 
recently enjoyed a delightful 
evening with other Mary Bald- 
win Alumnae and meeting 
President Tyson and John 
Rice. She says she is proud of 
the outstanding leadership 
they give to the College. 
was sick and in the hospital 
twice in 1 987. She is residing in 
Bridgeport, Oh. 


ston of Buffalo, N.Y. has two 
sons and one daughter living 
in Delaware, Connecticut, and 
Virginia. She has three grand- 

children in college; one in 
medical school and two with 
their Master's degree. 
SARA HARRIS Hanger of 
Staunton says that she is in 
great health and she is enjoy- 
ing life to its fullest. She has 
been a widow for twenty- 
seven years. She has taught 
twenty-four years as Head of 
the Math department at Lee 
High in Staunton. She has nine 
grandchildren and three 
lives in Walpole, N.H. She 
soys after spending forty- 
eight happy yeors as the wife 
of Robert Hardmon, who was 
in charge of Water Policy & 
Supply for the state of New 
Jersey, and four years as a 
widow, she is starting a won- 
derful new life as the wife of 
Harry Westcott. Her volunteer 
activities include "Meals on 
Wheels," and church activi- 

TAYLOR of Harrisonburg is 
living in Sunnyside Retirement 
Community and enjoys the 
company of a number of other 
Mary Baldwin alumnae. 


Clements was honored with 
the Masonic Community 
Builders Award, which was 
designed to give recognition 
to a resident of the Northern 
Neck area who has offered 
outstanding service to the 
community. In presenting the 
award, the lodge cited Mil- 
dred for her work in estab- 
lishing one of the most 
successful blood programs in 
the state in Richmond County 
and her personal donation of 
sixteen gallons of blood dur- 
ing her lifetime. She was also 
commended for her service to 
the Richmond County Rescue 
Squad of which she is a char- 
ter member. Mildred was pre- 
sented with a Community 
Builders Plaque and a Ma- 
sonic Certificate along with o 
check to be presented to her 
favorite charity. 


Pensacolo, Fla. spent a month 
in the Fall traveling in India, 
Nepal, Hong Kong, and 
China. She has eight grand- 
children and three great- 


and her husband of Wilming- 
ton, De. are retired but she 
says they ore as busy as ever. 
They ore active with Church 
and community activities as 
well as with their grond- 


Richmond soys she has 
travelled o lot and enjoys it. 
She hos two daughters and 
four grandchildren. Her 
daughters have all graduated 
from college and have good 
jobs. One of her grand- 
daughters is married. 


EDIE ALPHIN Moseley of 
Blacksburg, Vo. says she has 
many fond emories from her 
fiftieth reunion lost May. Her 
good health allows her to 
continue doing the many ac- 
tivities she enjoys most; Bible 
classes, exercise classes, 
bridge, and lots of travel. 


SARAH LACY Miller of 
Hinton, Vo. is currently the 
President of the Harrison- 
burg-Rockingham County 
Church Women United and is 
omemberofthe Committee on 
Ministry of the Presbytery of 
the Shenandoah, Presbyterian 
Church USA. She and her hus- 
band ore retired and enjoying 
their grandchildren. 
Alexander of Covington, Va. is 
making her third trip to the 
Greek Isles in May. Her vol- 
unteer activities include 
working with the church, the 
Bloodmobile, and the March 
of Dimes. 

and her husband of Sarasota, 
Flo. have travelled a lot 
together. They hove been to 
Europe many times and visited 
places like Morocco, Japan, 
China, Thailand, Bali, Phil- 
lipines. Hong Kong, Austria, 
Hungary, and Canada. 
sell of Dallas, Tx. soys that she 
and her husband Tom ore en- 
joying retirement and theirtwo 
grandchildren. She sings in a 
Womans Chorus, and she also 
loves to needlepoint. 
Chapel Hill, N.C. has three of 
her children living within five 
miles of her. She says this way 
she con be in close touch with 
her two grandchildren. 
mins of Fairfield, Va. takes 
short trips with the Senior Citi- 

zens groups, as well as with 
friends. She enjoys the Trav- 
elogue programs and likes to 
go to plays at the local col- 
leges and schools. 
of Mobjack, Va. says she is 
trying to adjust to her life with- 
out her husband who passed 
away last year. At present, she 
is keeping busy with church 
work and various club activi- 
ties, plus continuing with her 
business. She had a nice visit 
Belote and her husband re- 
cently. They are now living in 
Port Charlotte, Fla. Mary and 
see each other as often as 

MARY CRIST Key of Rich- 
mond, Vo. says during the 
husband have been "boating 
enthusiasts," owning a boat 
for several years. At the pres- 
ent time, they are interested in 
and active in the Richmond 
Power Squadron, a boating 
organization there in the city. 
Vegetable growing is Mary's 
number one hobby. 
GERE BERRY Vanlear of 
Staunton, Va. enjoys living on 
the farm and in the house in 
which she was born. She has 
two granddaughters: Rachel 
and Jennifer. 


of Honolulu, H.I. is a delegate 
to the Episcopal Church's 
Trienniel Convention in De- 
troit, June 30th through July 
9th. She will also be travelling 
to Australia and New Zealand 
in September with a group of 
retired Navy women, 
Kresler of Tucsore, Az. is still 
golfing, studying wotercolor 
painting, and very active in 
volunteering at St. Joseph's 
Hospital in Tucsore. 
fellow of Memphis, Tn. had 
major surgery that altered her 
Docent status, but she is still 
active on the sidelines. She is 
still active in the church and 
the Garden Club, as well as 
with her grandson's senior 
year at college. Virginia has 
made phone contact with 
many of her friends from 


FRANCES RUE Godwin of 
Phoenix, Az. is busy travelling. 
She went to Europe last Fall 
and plans to go to Egypt this 
October. Her husband is re- 
tiring in June, but she will con- 
tinue to work for a while. They 
now hove two granddaugh- 
ters and one grandson. 
HAZEL ASTIN Buchanan of 
San Antonio, Tx. says five of 
her eight grandchildren are in 
college now. One is in the 3rd 
year at West Point, and one is 
in the 1 st year at the Air Force 
Academy. Our sympathy to 
Hazel as her husband passed 
away January 29, 1988. 


LAURA LUCK Sties of Ash 
land, Va. is busy with church 
activities at Duncan Memorial 
United Methodist and other 
civic organizations. She and 
her husband Joe enjoy their 
boys and five grandchildren 
who all live within thirty miles 
of each other. 



Chapman of Vero Beach, Fla. 
tells us that her son Paul was 
married last Fall. 


of Bronxville, N.Y. retired from 
teaching in June 1987. She 
now works part time with a 
financial planning group. Her 
daughter Susan was married 
in July and is now entering the 
teaching profession. Mar- 
garet frequently has her three 
year-old grandson, Jesse, visit 
for overnights. 


Our sympathy goes out to 

Louisell at the death of her 
mother in March. 
and her husband Gordon 
were on the Mary Baldwin 
campus in Mid February. Gor- 
don, an executive with E.I. 
duPont de Nemours, spoke to 

Business students on "Human 
Resources Management." The 
Smyths live in Rockland, Dela- 
ware, but also have a home in 
Wintergreen, Vo. 
Astoria, Or. says that she and 
her husband are finding that 
being retired is opening up all 
sorts of new adventures for 
them — from writing local 
histories to mission work in 


and her husbond Ralph are 
residents of Incline Village, 
Nv., but they also hove homes 
in Dallas, Tx. and Polos Ver- 
des, Co. Her daughter Lee 
Sanders Harpool lives in Little 
Rock, Ark. and has two chil- 
dren: Drew and Laura. 


of Courtlond, Va. and her hus- 
band spend most of their sum- 
mers at Nags Head, where 
B.B. enjoys golf and the beach. 
Their grandchildren live only 
ten miles away and she says 
they odd joy to their lives. B.B 
retired in October 1986. 


has recently become a docent 
in the aviary at the Virginia 
Living Museum in Newport 
News, Va. She soys perhaps 
those early morning field trips 
in Dr. Humphries zoology 
class spawned this interest. 
Patty is also enjoying her two 

granddaughters, church work, 
and a little golf. 

JEAN KYLE Hedges retired 
last February from her work in 
the Arlington County Govern- 
ment. Her husband still has a 
business in Arlington, how- 
ever. They vacationed in Ja- 
maica recently and they travel 
whenever they get the oppor- 
tunity. All four of their children 
live in the V^ashington area. 
They have one grandchild. 
Mitchell is still working on her 
Ph.D. in the History of Ideas at 
UT/Dollas. She soys their 
house is for sale right now, 
and when it is sold, she and 
her husband are retiring to 
Sonoma, Co. 

Kimerer of Pittsburgh, Pa. says 
she and her husband John en- 
joy playing golf and vaca- 
tioning in Naples, Fla. 


Our sympathy to BETTY 
GWALTNEY Schutte at the 
death of her daughter, Eliza- 
beth. She died of cancer at 
age twenty-four. Elizabeth 
was a senior low student at the 
University of Vo. 
of Waynesboro, Vo. tries to 
pursue her interest in Art. Her 
daughter, Linda, is a Design 
Coordinator for Hopeman 
Bros, in Waynesboro. She is 
on interior design graduate 
from VPI. Her son. Kirk, is a 
sales manager of Waynes- 
boro Nurseries, Inc. He is mar- 
ried and has two daughters. 
Kirk also graduated from VPI, 
in Business. Her other son, 
Timothy, is a landscape archi- 
tect, another graduate of VPII 



Charleston, S.C. is a Real Es- 
tate Broker and she loves it. 
She soys that she is ecstatically 
happy with her husband of 
thirty-six and a half years. 
Their oldest son, Louis is a 
medical surgeon. Their 
youngest son, Milton, is a 
medical doctor in general 
practice. Their daughter, 
Sheri, has a Masters degree in 
Special Education. All three 
are happily married with three 

qeous children each. 

she is building for the first 


FRAN WILLS Delcher of Bal- 
imore, Md. is involved with 
)ctivilies such as the School 
3oard, Real Estate clubs, Bas- 
er Seals, Real Estate Industry, 
]nd Leukennio Telethon. 
EDNA SMITH Duer of So 
loma, Co. Is a professional 
Tiodel. She was on five bill- 
ooards for an insurance com- 
oany. She is also on a card in 
doctors' offices for a Grand- 
parents' program at Memorial 
Hospital. Edna became a 
grandparent in May. 
McCurry of Atlanta, Go. has 
(our grandchildren. She does 
a lot of travelling. 
ANN KENNEDY Melton of 
Davidson, N.C. soys her 
mother lives in Staunton, so 
she comes back to the area 

MARY WELLS Powell of 
Boone, N.C. is a Professor of 
Psychology and Coordinator 
of the Graduate Program in 
Psychology at Appalachian 
State University. She is a mem- 
ber of the American Psycho- 
logical Association, The 

Academy of Management, 
The American Society for Per- 
sonnel Administration, The 
American Society for Training 
and Development, and the 
Organizational Behavior 
Teaching Society. 
Sharpley of Metter, Ga. is a 
homemaker and farmer. She 
is involved with Junior League, 
DAR, Colonial Dames, and 


JUDY GALLUP Armstrong 
of Staunton, Vo. does a lot of 
travelling. She has been to 
Europe, China, Japan, and 
took a Caribbean cruise last 
Winter. Judy is presently 
learning sign language, and 
she is going for another real 
estate degree. 

of Frederick, Md. is the Presi- 
dent of Investment Club, and is 
very active in the Garden Club 
and Bridge Club. She ploys 
tennis weekly and walks three 
to four miles every day. 
Westfoil of Richmond, Va. is 
enjoying her two grandchil- 
dren and watching Richmond 
grow! She went to Switzerland 
to ski in February and then 
spent four days in Paris. 


of New Orleans, La. is cur- 
rently active being a mother, 
with church, choir, T.V. studio, 
hospital board, and fund 

College Station, Tx. soys that 
after living there for twelve 
years, she still misses the east 
coast. Her husband continues 
to do field work in Turkey. Ann 
hopes to go bock there with 

cannot make it to the reunion 

in May. 


of Georgetown, Tx. recently 
had a book published. Rituals 
of Reunion In American Prot- 
estant Culture, by the Oxford 
University Press. 
son of Tampa, Flo. says she 
completely renovated o home 
last year that she owns in Old 
Hyde Pork. Her grandparents 
builtthehomein 1928. It is now 
rented to a family from France 
who she soys ore very inter- 
esting neighbors. Martha's 
daughter, Caroline, spent a 
year in Vienna. Her son. Bob, 
spent year in Berlin. Martha 
visited both of them while they 
were there, making various 
side trips to other countries. 
Waynesboro, Vo. soys after 
being o widow for seven 
years, and teaching school for 
seventeen years, she has re- 
married, become a housewife 
and started all over again with 
Tom and Carrie at fifty! 
word of Fairfax, Va. is a 
teacher with the Fairfax 
County Public Schools. She 
says her girls' activities and 
school keep her busy. 


JANE SHIFLET Rexrode of 
Waynesboro, Va. is teaching 
at the Adult Learning Center in 
Fishersville. They hove a 
Staunton class two afternoons 
a week held on the MBC 

him before long. She is cur- 
rently doing lot of teaching 
and accompanying. Her son 
Alan plays the trumpet and is 
considering a music major in 
college. Ann regrets that she 


Lexington, Ky. is a teacher at 
Millcreek Elementary School. 

She has been awarded a 
travel-study fellowship to visit 
Japan this summer. She is par- 
ticipating in a sixteen day tour 
of Japan June26-July 12, as a 
guest of the Keizai Koho 
Center in Tokyo. 


SALLY HELTZEL Peorsall of 
Mobile, Al. is still involved in 
music, theatre, and church. 
Her husband David, is a con- 
sulting engineer with BE & K in 
Mobile. Their oldest daughter 
Sally, is a sophomore at 

of Pensacolo, Flo. soys she is 
enjoying being the Class of '62 
Class Fund Representative this 
year. She has one son at 
Hampden-Sydney College 
and another son at Washing- 
ton and Lee. 


LANE WRIGHT Cochrane of 

San Jose, Co. is a scientific 
prog rommeranalyst for LMSC 
in Sunnyvale. Her husbond 
Jim, is a product manager for 
Becton Dickinson. Their son 
Joy is junior at Santa Clara 
University. Their daughter 
Julia is a senior in high school. 
JUDY LIPESGorst of Salem, 
Vo. has coordinated and 
chaired numerous charitable 
events from Den-Mother, to 
Football Mother, to Choir 
Mother etc. She is the Presi- 
dent of the Salem Garden 
Club, volunteer in Drug Re- 
habilitation, a guest lecturer in 
Drug Rehabilitation, a Sunday 
School teacher, o church choir 
member, and she is an English 
Hand bell chair. 
JANET BISH Holmes of 
Manchester, Mo. spent two 
years in Jakarta, Indonesia. 
Severna Pork, Md. went on a 
three week safari to Kenya 
with her husband's interna- 
tional business. She soys they 
travel a lot. She has been to 
Egypt four times already. 
Susan's really enjoying her job 
as an Executive Recruiter and 
she says the girls ore a great 
joy to them. 

LIBBY LINN Traubman of 
Son Mateo, California is a 
full-time volunteer with Bey- 

ond War Foundation. It is a 
non-profit, educotionol foun- 
dation whose goal is to 
change the lhinl<ing of this 
nation; to move from a depen- 
dency on war to resolve con- 
flicts with other alternatives. 
MARY MERCER Ferguson of 
Richmond, Va. is a housewife 
and an active volunteer. Her 
husband is an Executive Vice- 
President of an investment 
banking company. Their old- 
est son, Allen, is a Freshman at 
Washington & Lee University 
this year. The other three sons 
are in St. Christopher's school 
in Richmond. 


Atlanta, Go. started a new 
business in 1987 entitled, 
"Sally Danner & Associates." 
They handle public relations 
and special events. Sally is 
also an Interior Designer. 


ert of Midlothian, Va. is cur- 
rently the President of League 
of Women Voters of the Rich- 
mond Metro area. 
Winter Springs, Fla. says her 
family is currently living in 
Japan for a year on a Ful- 
bright Award. Her husband, 
David, is on anthropologist 
teaching American Studies, 
and Jane isteoching English in 
two Japanese Universities. 
Their sons Ian, thirteen, and 
Nathan, nine, ore attending an 
international school. 


of Harrisonburg, Va. soys life 
is good in the Shenandoah 
Valley. She has been there for 
one year now. She lived in 
Charlotte, N.C. before. Her 
son Ryder, attends MIT and 
will graduate in 1990. 
Frisbie is preparing her new 
book of poetry entitled PRO- 
VISIONS which w\\ be out in 
late Spring. She has given 
three poetry readings at dif- 
ferent libraries and a theatre 
in Connecticut. Her husband 

Peter, who is an artist, has hod 
a successful show this past 
Fall. They hove three healthy 
and growing children: Deva, 
Deven, and Emerson. 
JAN BAILEY Wofford of 
Greenville, S.C. finished her 
MFA in writing last July. She is 
presently teaching and writing 
whenever she con. 
LYNN SMITH Barron of 
Columbia, S.C. says that her 
husband Porter, her son Porter 
Jr., and herself are all doing 
fine. Porter Jr. is thirteen years 
old, is playing soccer, and en- 
joying the seventh grade. Lynn 
is now the upper school libra- 
rian at his school. She is en- 
couraging Hammond students 
to come to MBC. 
lanta, Ga. has four children. 
Richard, who is eighteen, 
graduates from Culver in 
June. The rest are at Lovett in 
Atlanta. Robin is busy with 
MBC activities such as the 
ABV, chairman of Atlanta 
Alumnae Group, as well as 
with church and travel. 



Whitlock of Lonsdale, Pa. has 
completed her doctorate at 
Temple University, earning on 
Ed.D. She hod the opportunity 
to present her research at both 
international and national 
conventions on the gifted. 
Presently she is writing on arti- 
cle to be published in a 
professional journal. 


send of Rocky Mount, N.C. 
represented Mary Baldwin 
College at the inauguration of 
Leslie Holland Garner Jr., as 
third President of North Caro- 
lina Wesleyon College, April 

NANCY KEVAN Lazaron of 
Norfolk, Va. teaches Art at 
Norfolk Collegiate School. 
Her husband Edward, is prin- 
cipal of an architectural firm, 
"The Design Collaborative." 
Their daughter Elsa is nine 
years old; their son Austin, is 

nard of Littleton, N.C. has 
been volunteering and substi- 

tute teaching at her daughter's 
school and was chosen to be a 
civic representative on the 
steering committee for the 
Warren County Education 
Fund. Virginia soys that she 
and some of her friends en- 
joyed the class of '68 reunion 
last year so much, that some of 
them may hove a mini-reunion 
at JUDY WELLS Creasy s 
weekend lake house this 
Spring. Her husband Paul, re- 
tired lost Fall after twenty- 
eight years in the Navy. 
Richmond, Va. is in o supervis- 
ory position in the computer 
field. She enjoys ploying ten- 
nis and is involved in a Junior 
Achievement Program. She 
has two children: Margaret, 
seventeen, and Joe, fifteen. 
ANN SARTOR Richardson 
of Shreveport, Lo. has four 
children: Rachel, Samuel, 
David, and Stephen. Her hus- 
band Ralph is an independent 
geologist in the oil business. 
Winter Pork, Fla. says she still 
enjoys living there. She works 
part time in her husband 
Alan's real estate office. Alan 
III is now nine and Pency in six; 
therefore, she is very active in 
the PTA, Scouts, church activi- 
ties and Junior League. 




noke, Va. is still working in the 
school system with blind and 
visually impoired students, 
and in the summers, she works 
with computer camps/pro- 
grams for children. She is 
looking forward to summer 
trovels and studying in a fel- 
lowship program. 
Barker of Colville, Wash, says 
her family are all still enjoying 
small town living in the Pacific 
Northwest. They bought their 
first boat this year which has 
opened up even more ad- 
ventures in near-by British 
Columbia. Suzanne teaches 
kindergarten and enjoys 

Searles of Cumberland, Md. 
says she is very busy with her 
three children: Leigh, Alison, 
and Andrew. She teaches Sun- 
day school and she has been 
the PTA president for the past 
two years. 

of Richmond, Va. is teaching 
French at Lee-Dovis High 
School. Her husband Chuck, is 
a Systems Officer at Sovran 
Bank. Their daughter Lindsay, 
10, is in the fifth grade. 
Charlottesville soys after a 
year in Spain she is settled 
back into work and having fun 
at home. She is returning to 
Spain for the month of June. 


KATE GLADDEN Schultz of 
Winchester, Vo. represented 
Mary Baldwin College at the , 
inauguration of Dr. Marilyn j 
Clark Beck, the new President I 
of Lord Fairfax Community 
College, April 17, 1988. 
of Charleston, W.Va. has gone 
back to school to get an MA in 

JANET SAPP of Augusto, 
Go. has been staying busy 
working as a senior profes- 
sional medical representative 1 
for Pfizer, Inc. and volunteer- i 
ing as Community Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Augusta Junior 
League. She recently went 
scubo diving in Florida and 
skiing at Sun Valley, Idaho. 
Virginia Beach soys she 
misses all of her old friends 
and hopes that everyone will 
all get together for their 20th! 
Her husbond Randy is very 
busy with his dental practice. 
Their two children, Richard i 
and Cory, ore growing up way 
too fast. She says best wishes 
to all! 



Rousch was married to Arthur 
Rausch in 1983 and moved to 
Annapolis, Md. in January 
1984. They ore expecting their 
first child soon. Marilyn hod 
been working as a legislative 
aid to a lobbyist at the state 
capital until last November. 



Doherty of Arlington, Va. says 

after three years in the con- 
sulting "fast lone," she has re- 
turned to banking. She is in 
charge of the regional institu- 
tional trust department for Sig- 
net Bank. 

Greensboro, N.C. has been a 
foster parent to five children 
(one at a time): Jason, Susan, 
Amy, Jennifer, and Stephen. 
Mary Jane still stays in contact 
with three of them. She says 
this is very rewarding. 
Jacob of Libreville, Gabon is 
moving back to her home out- 
side of Paris this summer ofter 
four-and-a-half years on the 
equator in Gabon. She says 
she would love to see any 
MBC friends who ore traveling 
in Europe. Also, she would like 
to hear from anyone trying to 
raise their children to be bi- 

WEIR Riddler moved last 
September from New York 
City to Houston, Tx. 

Oglesby of Richmond, Va. 

Jacob, her daughters Emily 
and Jennifer, and Susan's 
father come to visit her for an 
afternoon in June 1987. They 
had a wonderful time 
together, but she says it was 
not nearly long enough. 
of San Jose, Co. and her hus- 
band John hove been involved 
in a young and growing non- 
denominational church for ten 
years now. They keep very 
busy with their four children as 
well. She says their house is 
full of activity and fun. She 
says she has a hard time find- 
ing time for her art, but peri- 
odically she does portraits for 
people, or commercial work 
for the church. Her daughter 

Corrie is a budding actress in 
children's theater, her son An- 
drew, is in soccer and little 
league, end her other daugh- 
ter Katie, is starting kinder- 
garten this year, and their 
baby Christopher is a busy 
toddler now. 

KAY HEWin Holmes of Fort 
Smith, Ar. has retired from 
teaching to enjoy her two chil- 
dren full time. She and her hus- 
band adopted their two 
children and feel very blessed 
to hove them. Her hobbies re- 
volve around hand work: 
needlepoint, crosstitch, and 

of Memphis, Tn. is moving to 
Atlanta, Go. in June. 
of Richmond, Va. is co- 
authoring on authorized biog- 
raphy of The Honorable Rob- 
ert R. Merhige. 
SARAH RAINEY Phelps and 

her fomily hove lived in Cali- 
fornia for the past twelve 
years and they love it. Right 
now Sarah is busy with the 
kids, but she is hoping to re- 
turn to school for her Califor- 
nia teaching credential next 
year. Her mother and step- 
father live in Staunton, so they 
do visit here some. Sarah says 
if anyone is ever in the Oak- 
land, Co. Oreo, please look 
her up! 



Phoenix, Ariz, soys she and 
her husband Scott are expect- 
ing their first child in eorly 
September. As a "last fling," 
they will spend three weeks in 
Australia in May 1988. 


In recognition of distinguished service and accomplishments, I would like to nominate the following alumna to 
receive the: (Check one) 

Emily Smith Medallion 

Emily Kelly Leadership Award 

Career Achievement Award 
Service to Church Award 
Service to Community Award 


Maiden Name: 




Activities and Achievements: 


Zip Code: 

Honors Received: 

I believe she is worthy of this prestigious award because: 

(Attach additional information if needed) 
Submitted by: 


Send nominations to: The Nominating Committee, Office of Alumnae Activihes, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, 
Virginia 24401, by August 30, 1988. 


MARY TUCKER of Jackson 
ville, Flo. enjoyed a January 
visit with CAROLYN 
BAILEY Bennett and her hus- 
band Bryant. She also spent 
several days with VICKI DE- 
GARNETTE Mann and her 
family at Disney World. 


Our sincere sympathy to AL- 
LISON HALL Blaylock on the 
death of her husband, Leo- 
nard, in Februory. Allison and 
her three children are living in 
Houston, Tx. 



Doughtridge and her husband 
Belk, have recently moved to 

Foyetteville, N.C. where he is 
employed with Belk's. In 
Grace's free time, she is fox- 
hunting in Southern Pines and 
she is still continuing with her 
painting. Her second art show 
was in Columbia, November 

says she's alive and well in 
Charlotte, N.C. She 
thoroughly enjoyed her tenth 
year reunion in May. She re- 
cently attended a cocktail 
party in Charlotte for Dr. Ty- 
son and the winter meeting of 
the Board. She says that ev- 
erything at the college sounds 
so positive. 



Richardson of Hilton Head 
Island, S.C. says she is happy 
and busy rearing her two chil- 
dren and being a wife. She 

does lot of volunteer work. 

lanta. Go. has a job as a con- 
seirgeforthe IBM Tower there 
and works for Prentiss 

ford of Lynchburg, Va. and her 
family live on a horse farm just 
outside the city limits. She 
rides, shows, and takes care 
of boarders' horses. Her hus- 
band Lewis has cattle from 
early Spring through Novem- 
ber. Their son Lewis IV is just 
learning to ride. They bought a 
pony for him from STAR HA- 
VEN '78. Bambi soys she sees 
TERRY COLAWKershner 77 
often. She is still in Warm 
Springs, Va. 

Nags Head, N.C. and her hus- 
band Michael own and oper- 
ate very successful 
restaurant there called the 
"Seafare." She hopes that 
everyone will stop by and visit 

if they ore in the area. Libbi is 
presently a full-time mommy. 
Their son is seventeen months 
old and very active. She will be 
returning to work when he is 
three. Libbi and her husband 
ore renovating an old cottage 
and some commercial 

had new baby in May and 
moved to Mexico July 2, 1 987. 
She has been studying and 
trying to speak Spanish ever 

Alexandria, Va. is a busy 
working mom. She is enjoying 
her daughter Caroline im- 
mensely. She organized o 
newsletter and reunion for the 
tenth anniversary of Junior 
year abroad. Old friends from 
all over the country partici- 
pated. She says it was great 

MARY lUSI Bedke of Man- 
chester, N.H. is Legal Assis- 

tant at a low firm. She is 
involved in Junior League as a 
volunteer activity. 
berlake of Monterey, Va. is a 
kindergarten art teacher in the 
Highland County schools. She 
is a member of the "Take it EZ 
Club," and "Right to Clear Air 
Organization." She has one 
son, David, who is four years 


has recently accepted the 
position of Executive Director 
for the Webb County Heritage 
Foundation in Laredo, Tx. 
Richmond, Va. says she and 
wonderful time touring 
France, Italy, and Switzerland 
this past summer. As they vis- 
ited various museums and 

Membership Nomination Form 

I wish to nominate the foUowing alumna for membership on the Alumnae Association Board of Directors. 


Address: ____ 




Business Address, if applicable: 
Community Activities: 


Zip Code: 

Phone Number: 

Special accomplishments, awards, honors: 

Present or past work with the Alumnae Association: 

Family: Husband's name and occupation: 

Children's names and special information, if applicable: 

I believe that she would bring the following strengths to the Alumnae Board: 

Submitted by: 



Send nominations to: The Nominating Committee, Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, 
Virginia 24401, by August 30, 1988. 

cultural sights, she said they 
were most appreciative of Dr. 
Echols' and Dr. Desportes' 
artful influence. 
HELEN CARYL Polmore of 
Raleigh, N.C. is back in school 
again. She is getting her 
Masters in Rehabilitation 
Counseling from the 
University of North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill. She plans to 
have a career in the field of 
Employee Assistance Pro- 
grams and currently is doing 
an internship in the area with 
ITT in Raleigh. 



Charlotte, N.C. is the manager 
of Technical Services Group in 
Cash Management at First 
Union. She and her husband 
Bill also enjoy their role as Ju- 
nior High Youth Counselors at 
First Presbyterian. 
SUSAN KLECK is living and 
working in Washington, D.C. 
Recently she has travelled to 
California and New Orleans 
to visit family and friends. 


KATHY HUNT Marion of 
Georgetown, S.C. has a 
daughter, Elizabeth, who will 
be five years old in July. Her 
son, Douglas, is two years old. 
Kathy is expecting her third in 

Rouge, La. is the new Assistant 
Director of the Louisiana 
Association of Museums and 
the new Program Director for 
the Southeastern Museums 



Moore of Petersburg, Va. is 
self-employed. She owns a 
large riding stable which 
specializes in hunters and 
jumpers. They are currently 
competing in horse show com- 
petitions in Vo., N.C, and Md. 
andria, Va. has made a career 
move from property manage- 
ment to mortgage banking. 
She is the Labor Relations Spe- 
cialist for their HUD co-in- 
sured construction loons. 


buquerque, N.M. is running 
the costume shop at the Uni- 
versity of New Mexico. She 
will be working as shop super- 
visor at the Garden Grove 
Shakespeare Festival this 
summer in California. Her 
parents are moving to Hilton 
Head, S.C. in May. 


Richmond, Va. is presently 
teaching the first grade in 
Chesterfield County, Va. 
LIL MCCLUNG Gilbert of 
Durham, N.C. is a nursery 
room attendant at Metro Sport 
Athletic Club. She and her 
husband Rick have one son 
named Ross. 

of Richmond, Va. is the Direc- 
tor of Human Resources at 
Henrico Doctors' Hospital. 
works at HDH as the new 
Health Core Recruiter. Jane is 
a new mommy. 
las, Tx. is involved with Junior 
League of Dallas, scuba div- 
ing, and taking courses to be a 
part-time travel agent. 



ner is currently working for 
J.C. Bradford & Co., an In- 
vestment Securities firm, in 
their Clorksville, Tennessee 

erty attended a recent alum- 
nae party in Memphis, while 
she was there visiting her par- 
ents. Deidre, Guy, and Alex- 
andra live in Panama City, Flo. 
Good Hope, Go. received a 
recent promotion to Manager 
of Public Information for the 
University of Georgia College 
of Education. 



Charleston, W.Vo. is presently 
a Missionary in China. 
mond, Vo. is a commercial 
real estate agent for Virginia 
Landmark Corporation. 

TRISH GOMEZ of Knoxville, 
Tn. is in graduate school at the 
University of Tennessee 
working full time toward her 
Master's degree in social 
work. Jerry is still chasing 
"bad guys" with the F.B.I. 



Kendall of Charlottesville, Va. 
will graduate from the Univer- 
sity of Vo. School of Low in 
in Richmond this summer with 
Mays & Valentine. 
KAREN AMES Dittamo of Ft. 
Woinwright, Alaska is training 
a labrodor retriever to help 
out with the hunting available 
there in the cold north-lands. 
noke, Vo. is a chemist, em- 
ployed by Centec Analytical 
Services. She is engaged and 
planning a wedding for the 

Frederick, Md. is currently 
working as on Economic Re- 
search Assistant for Synergy, 
Inc., a Defense Consulting 
Firm in Washington, D.C. 
Austin, Tx. has been accepted 
to an internship program at 
MCV, which is a year long in 
the field of obstetrics. She will 
be moving to Richmond the 
first of June and she soys she is 
very excited about it. 



Allen, Va. has been selected 
as Hanover County's nominee 
for the 1987-88 Sollie Mae 
Teacher Award for beginning 
teachers. She is a fourth grade 
teacher at John M. Gandy 
Elementary School. 


JACQUIE BECK Toner '76 and Eric, a daughter, Rhianna 
Kristine, January 20, 1988. 

ANN BARTLEY Gardner '77 and Dean, a daughter, Sarah 
Ann Bishop, June 18, 1987. 

BOO JOHNSTON Miller '79 and Joe, a daughter, Mar- 
garet Lewis, April 7, 1988. 

GAYLA MCCLELLAND Lemmon '79 and Ted, a son, Tyler 
James Lemmon, February 25, 1988. 

TIPPIE BOOTH King '80 and William, a daughter, Sydney 
Nicole, June 29, 1987. 

KELLY HUFFMAN Ellis '80 and husband, twins, Jennifer 
James and Dauer Hawkins, September 24, 1987. 

JANE LATCHUM Jacobsen '83 and Bill, a son, Joseph 
Warren, March 18, 1988. 

KELLY PHELPS Winstead '84 and Mark, a daughter, Mary 
Katherine, July 8, 1987. 

KAREN AMES Dittamo '86 and Michael, a daughter, Car- 
oline Marie, December 31 , 1 987. 

KATHY WAGNER Christian '87 and John, a son, Jonathan 
Scott, March 10, 1988. 


BETTY BEASLEY '49 to Ralph Fiedler, 1986. 

MARGARET WILSON '73 to Jay Doherty, November 21, 

SUZANNE HIGGINS '75 to Joseph O'Malley, September 
19, 1987. 

MIMI WAGNER '82 to Dr. Robert Jones, August 1 5, 1 987. 

ELINOR NORWOOD WAY '82 to Mr. Goode, November 

SHAWN BROWN '83 to Mr. Thompson, April 30, 1988. 


BESSIE HEARD '05, March 22, 1988. 
PAULINE GREIDER French '08, December 20, 1987. 
JANE MCILHENNY Gates '17, March 2, 1988. 
DOROTHY HISEY Bridges '27, February 11, 1988. 
MARY WILLIAMS Walker '27, February 21, 1988. 
INA MACKEY Shores '31, March 8, 1988. 
NELDA ANN TERRIE Swann '38, February 1988. 
FLORENCE MARIE COOPER '40, February 16, 1988 
NANCY BUCKLEY Raley '51, April 3, 1988. 




Carpenter Academic Hall 

Dedication Completes Renovatioi 

The spring meeting of the Mary Baldwin College 
Board of Trustees was highlighted by the fanfare of the 
dedication of Carpenter Academic Hall and a visit 
from the Governor of Virginia on a perfect Friday in 

The Honorable Gerald L. Baliles served as dedica- 
tion speaker and joined the trustees, members of the 
Carpenter Foundation board of directors including 
Ann Bowman Day '74, Bud Reinhart, Joseph O'Con- 
nor, and spouses, relatives, and friends of the Car- 
penter family; and over a hundred special guests who 
are close friends of the College. 

The ceremony featured a short speech by Ms. Day, 
the dedication address by Governor Baliles, and ac- 
knowledgements on behalf of the faculty and students 

Top, Carpenter Academic 
Hall after renovation. 
Top right, Governor 
Gerald L. Baliles, dedi- 
cation speaker. Bottom, 
Ann Bowman Day '74, 
member of Carpenter 
Foundation board of 

by Dr. Ethel Smeak '53, professor of English, ai 
Janaan Hashim '89, president-elect of the Studer 
Government Association. The festivities conclude! 
with an unveiling of a dedication plaque and a ribboi 
cutting at the entrance to Carpenter Academic Hall. 
That evening, a large group sat down to a black-tie 
dinner held in Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall and presided 
over by President Cynthia H. Tyson. 

Carpenter Academic Hall took its name during the 
ceremonies from Leona Bowman Carpenter who at- 
tended Mary Baldwin from 1931 to 1933. She and her 
husband, E. Rhodes Carpenter, established a founda- 
tion in the late 1960s for the purpose of supporting 
charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational 
efforts. Their daughter, Ann Bowman Day, graduated 
from Mary Baldwin in 1974 and currently sits on the 
board of the Carpenter Foundation. 

The foundation awarded a grant of $1.35 million to 
Mary Baldwin College to support the renovation, 
furnishings, and maintenance of the old Academic 
Building, as it has been known since its construction in 
1906. Renovation began in 1986 and was completed 
during the 1987-88 academic year when new faculty 
office furniture and classroom desks were brought 
into the facility. 

The building now displays two external and one 
internal plaques honoring Mrs. Carpenter and the E. 
Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and 
recording the dates of the renovation. 

In the midst of the excitement and special events of 
the day, the Board of Trustees were nevertheless able 
to conduct their usual business. Committees had an 
opportunity to meet and conduct business in separate 
sessions, and to share their work with the body as a 
whole. The trustees gathered together to hear Dr. 
John Haire, director of the Rosemarie Sena Center for 
Career and Life Planning, discuss the activities of that 
program, and to tour the newly acquired athletic facili- 
Hes and grounds which the College purchased from 
the YMCA (see story, page 43). 

In the board's business session on Saturday morn- 
ing, the trustees took the opportunity to honor three 
of their own who were retiring from board service. 
Resolutions were read and entered onto the minutes 
of the meeting ackowledging the dedication, generos- 
ity, and loyalty of Margaret Herscher Hitchman '40, 
Daniel Gerald Donovan, and Charlotte Jackson Luns- 
ford '51 during combined service of 43 years to the 
College. Each was also presented a framed print of the 
College. ^ 


ing. It's one 
of the skills 
necessary to 
a successful 

career that is not often in- 
cluded as an integral part 
of higher education. And, 
while some believe stu- 
dents can't become in- 
volved in networking until they 
experience the world of work, the Rose- 
marie Sena Center for Career and Life 
Planning has designed a series of pro- 
grams that help students form a suppor- 
tive network of experienced professionals before they 

Dr. John Haire, director of the Sena Center, says, 
"The purpose of The Network is to establish some 
external contacts, some mentor relationships, with 
people who have a special interest in the graduates of 
Mary Baldwin. Those people are friends and alumnae. 
After all, who better knows the quality of a Mary 
Baldwin education? 

"What we're really hoping to build is a communica- 
tions network between our students and our alumnae 
and friends of the college who are in, or have connec- 
tions in, the world of work so they can assist our 
students in the transition from college to a career. 
Being a small institution, our placement services really 
depend on our alumnae's interest in the success of the 
Mary Baldwin graduates." 

The Sena Center is moving away from the idea that 
The Network only benefits the students; the alumnae 
and friends benefit also. If you are aware of a position 
then you have a direct link to the entire Mary Baldwin 
community through the Sena Center. And, if you're 
ready for a career change, you have a direct link to the 
opportunities offered by the friends and alumnae of 
the College. 

"The more people that are involved in The Net- 
work, the more effective it will be. Our long range 
goals are to have about 4,000 participants," says Dr. 

Other programs that work well with The Network 
are the Video Interviewing Process (VIP) and Career 
Exploration Networking Trips (CENTS). 

The VIP program provides a way for students to 
interview in areas where it's difficult for them to 
travel. It also allows employers to recruit Mary Bald- 
win students without expense. Basically, employers 
fill out questionnaires which inform the Sena Center 
about the characteristics of students they would like to 
interview. The Center then forwards resumes of ap- 
propriate students; employers review the resumes 
and select students they would like to interview. The 
Sena Center staff then asks the questions in a studio 

Career Support 

Alumnae Network 

is Vital to Students' 

Early Successes 

facility and 

they send 


an unedited 

video tape. 

After reviewing the tape, employers decide if they 

wish to arrange more direct contact with a student. It's 

efficient, cost free, and an effective way to increase the 

candidate pool. 

CENTS is a program where students are invited by 
alumnae to visit cities that have sparked their interest. 
The alumnae then make contacts for the students, 
arrange interviews or interview students themselves. 
(See article in the May issue.) 

While several students have accepted positions 
through contacts made with The Network, the pro- 
gram has not yet reached its full potential. Dr. Haire 
says, "Mary Baldwin friends and alumnae are very 
aware of the College's activities and successes. There- 
fore, they have a strong vested interest in the success 
of the graduates. We need to take this vested interest 
and apply it to these programs. It's a terrific concept, 
and the programs are already successful. More alum- 
nae participation is reaOy all that's necessary to insure 
the programs become stronger every year. " 

The easiest way one can become involved in The 
Network is to call the Sena Center when you become 
aware of an opportunity, and the Center then will do 
two things: the first is to alert the graduating class 
through the Career Opportunities Bulletin; the second is 
to alert the alumnae through the Alumnae Job Bulletin. 
It you don't have an immediate opportunity for a 
student or an alumna, you can still be a part of The 
Network simply by being aware. Then when you do 
have an opportunity, you can be assured that the 
individual you are interviewing wUl have both the 
necessary skills and the successful attitude that come 
from a quality liberal-arts education. ^ 

One hundred and ninety-eight graduating seniors 

received their diplomas during Commencement representing the second 
highest number of graduates in Mary Baldwin's history. Three students 
in the traditional program graduated summa cum laude: Margaret Hart- 
ley, who also received the Grafton Award for the highest grade point 
average for four years, Bobbye Mitchell, and Debbie Wuensch. 

From the Adult Degree Program, two earned special recognition. 
Margene Hucek graduated summa cum laude, and Barbro Tay- 
lor of Staunton was voted the outstanding ADP student by 
the faculty. This Commencement marks the 10th anni- 
versary of the highly successful Adult Degree Pro- 
gram which has been called "one of the best 
adult programs in the country" by the 
National Association of State Ap- 
proved Colleges and 
Universities. A. 

Martha Grafton presents 

Margaret Hartley the Grafton 

Award for the highest GPA 

over four years. 

Mr. Robert Livy acknowledges 

the honoring of his mother. 

Marguerite Fulwiler Livy '17, 

with the Algernon Sydney 

Sullivan Non-Student Award. 

Barbro Taylor receives ADP 

outstanding student award from 

Jim Harrington, director of the 

Adult Degree Program. 

Juniors Sharon Akel and 

Michelle Roberts receive the 

Russell Award for the research 

and production in 1988-89 of a 

one-act, one-woman show 

based on the life of Vivian 


Peggy Kellam receives the 

Algernon Sydney Sullivan 

Student Award for her 

leadership and achievements 

at MBC. 

Jeri L. Sedlar, Director of 

Corporate Affairs for Working 

Woman/McCall's Group, was 

the students' choice for the 1988 

Commencement Speaker. 

Tennis Team Captures 

Historically, tennis has been the sport at 
Mary Baldwin with several players in the 
top national ranks, but the championship 
of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference 
has always eluded the Mary Baldwin tennis team. This 
year, the team captured this championship by half a 
point during the final match on the courts. And this 
year championships seem abundant as Mary Baldwin 
won two of the six singles flights as well as two of the 
three doubles flights. 

Coach Lois Blackburn said, "This was a big surprise 
for us, I knew the night before that we were tied with 
W&L. But we lost some matches along the way and I 
had not kept up with the score. 1 was not aware until 
later in the afternoon that we were in contention. It's a 
very big thrill for us. The team is elated and so am 1." 
According to Coach Blackburn, the championship 
was won with the suspense that winning the cham- 
pionship deserves. The final match, the No. 3 doubles 
match between Mary Irvin and Allison James against 
Lynchburg College's Morse and Sanguino, ended in 
straight set 6-3, 6-2 wins for the Irvin-James duo. Mary 
Baldwin finished with 50.5 points to Washington and 
Lee's 50 points. 
Although this is the 19th consecutive winning year 

for Coach Lois Blackburn who has a win/loss record of' 
209-102, this is the first team that has won an ODAC 
championship in any sport for Mary Baldwin since the 
College joined the conference in 1982. Washington 
and Lee finished second, and Sweet Briar finished 

As a result of excellent play, five MBC players were 
named to the all conference team: Karin Whitt, Libby 
Miller, Allison James, Mary Irvin (singles and 
doubles), and Collier Andress. 

Playing in the first flight, Karin Whitt had a spring 
ODAC record of 10-2, and as a team with Libbey 
Miller, they had a 6-1 record. Rachel Festa, second 
flight, with a record of 4-6, reached the semifinals in 
both singles and doubles, and scored valuable points 
for the championship. Kitty Talbot held the third flight 
position, and Allison James held the fourth. 

Mary Irvin enjoyed a 11-1 spring ODAC record at 
the fifth flight, and the sixth was held by Collier 
Andress with a record of 12-0. Susie Morris substi- 
tuted for the second flight singles position, and played 
a number of matches at first and second flight doubles. 
Katherine Brandt and Allison Griffin served the team 
as loyal supporters and substituted throughout the 
year. ^ 

The 1987-88 tennis team. 
Front, Alison Griffin, 
Suzie Morris. Second Row, 
Coach Lois Blackburn, 
Rachel Festa, Mary Irvin, 
Collier Andress, Alison 
Jones. Back Row, Kitty 
Talbot, Katherine Brant, 
Karin Whitt. 

Acquisition of YMCA 
Adds 8A4 Acres 

In 1976 Mary Baldwin purchased the Staunton 
Military Academy, now known as Upper Cam- 
pus. At this same time a portion of the property 
(8.44 acres) was sold to the local Y.M.C.A. The 
Y.M.C.A. chapter proceeded to buUd a facility with 
approximately 40,000 square feet, which houses a 
gymnasium; weight room; auxiliary gymnasium; 4 
racquetball courts; men's and women's fitness centers 
each with a sauna, steam room and whirlpool; men's 
and women's locker rooms; offices; classroom space; 
field with track; Softball field; and parking lot. 

Mary Baldwin took possession of this property dur- 
ing May. The process has begun to prepare the prop- 
erty for use by Mary Baldwin students, faculty, 
administration and staff. There is much work to be 
done; changing locks, cleaning and moving of equip- 
ment and offices. 

Although there are plans for renovation and build- 
ing, the College plans to make use of the facility in the 
Interim. The College intercollegiate athletic and physi- 
cal education programs will divide their programs 
between King Gym and the new facility. The dance, 
fencing, universal gym, volleyball and basketball pro- 
grams will remain in King Gym until appropriate 
renovations take place in the new facility. The field 

hockey and lacrosse programs will be housed in the 
new facility and play on the newly enlarged field on 
Prospect Street. All golf and classroom activities such 
as health, CPR, Movement Education and Fitness for 
Life will take place in the new facility. 

The building will open to the college community 
sometime in the summer of 1988. Also, during the 
summer the college will begin the planning and de- 
sign for renovation and additions for the Physical 
Activities Center. This process will include the choos- 
ing of an architect, developing a design, raising funds 
and the actual building project. We hope to include in 
the renovation a new wood floor in the gymnasium, 
dance and fencing areas, renovated locker and office 
areas. Attached to the present facility will be a new 
Olympic size swimming pool and auxiliary facilities. 
We hope to move the entiance of the facility from 
Tams Street to the south side near Tullidge Residence 
Hall and the new tennis courts. The proximity of this 
facility puUs all of the fitness areas together at one end 
of campus with more space and facilities for all of our 
programs. We are excited about the challenge of 
creating a first-rate Physical Activities Center. ^ 

by Mary Ann Kasselmann 

A view of the newly 
acquired 8.44 acres and 
the athletic facilities. 




Dr. Gates Injects 
Fun Into History 

George Mason, American political leader, planter, 
original thinker, knitted bristling brows and wagged ■ 
his walking stick like a cudgel at some substantial but ij 
unsophisticated foe. I 

"What caused a conservative to become a revolu- | 
tionary?" he ripped rhetorically. "Believe me, I tried to I 
avoid it." '"' 

Poke, weave, parry; the powdered wig that framed 
his shrimp-pink face seemed to darken about the ears 
like a thundercloud. 

"When the king declared us to be rebels, he in fact I 
rebelled against us. I sought to conserve the inherent 
rights of free men everywhere, which most certainly 
included Enghsh colonists!" 

Thrust, thud, end of argument. 

And don't you ever dare accuse George Mason of an 
inconsistency again. 

Certainly no one who recently gathered at the old 
Fauquier County Public Library on Courthouse 
Square in Warrenton sought to dissent. They were 
rapt witnesses not to the statesman himself but a 
convincingly acerbic impersonation in "George 
Mason of Gunston Hall," a historical one-man perfor- , 
mance by Robbins Gates, Professor Emeritus of Politi- 
cal Science, currently touring the state under the 
auspices of the Theater Wagon of Virginia. 

Crusty part, crusty player. 

Dr. Gates, at 65 high of forehead and generous of 
girth, much in the manner of his full-figured 18th 1 1 
century subject, sat back in a motel room with his wife, i ' 
Caroline, to unwind after one more solo exploration 1 
among receptive strangers. Scholarly and sharp as a 
debater's objection, he seemed well chosen to portray 
a distinguished elder statesman. 

"To me," Dr. Gates rumbled in his oracular bari- 
tone, "the relevance is this — it's a lot easier to know 
where you're going if you understand where you 
came from." 

Mason: Born 1725, died 1792, he was a guiding force 
in the group that led Virginia into the American Revo- 
lution and welcomed independence after. An active 
member of the Virginia delegation to the Philadelphia 
Convention of 1787 that drafted the Constitution of ' 
the United States, Mason contributed to the discus- 
sion on all its major clauses. He withheld his signature 
from the document because it contained "no declara- 
tion of rights"; his cogent articulation of free speech, 
free press, freedom of religion and the rights of ac- 
cused persons influenced the guarantee of individual 
liberties in what became our Bill of Rights. I 

Dr. Gates: Virginia-born and raised, the former 
commercial artist and Mary Baldwin College political 
science professor wrote his doctoral dissertation on i 
the segregational pohcy of massive resistance. He 
was against it. A Duke University Lilly scholar and 
Mednick grant recipient. Episcopalian and "active 
Democrat," Gates retired from teaching last year but 

kept on with his longtime hobby of amateur theatrics. 

"Heretofore," the newly itinerant Thespian noted, 
"I've always been with a resident company. This is 
motel-room theater. It's fun." 

That's the surprise. 

Dr. Gates has fun with his history lesson and so 
does the audience. 

The bewigged ex-prof and his Theater Wagon sup- 
porters are just the sorts to blow dust off the past. 

"I'm in this only because Margaret Collins collared 
me for it a year and a half ago," confided Gates, "and 
she is the most persuasive arm-twister in the world." 

Mrs. Collins, who admits to "pushing 80" but won't 
say how hard, is co-producer of Theater Wagon, a 
Staunton-based company of scholars, players and 
playwrights. She was approached by Fairfax County 
bicentennial officials to create a commemorative 
drama at historic Gunston Hall, and "George Mason" 

"Robbins was a wonderful actor and taught consti- 
tutional law," said Mrs. Collins, "so I simply asked 
him to research, write and act in a one-man show." 

So easy. 

"They wanted a pageant," sighed Fletcher Collins, 

also co-producer of Theater Wagon, "and we'd never 
do anything as deadly as that. We preferred some- 
thing with a real person in it, doing something in 
depth. It doesn't try to be teachy; it remains in the 
dramatic mode, using as much as possible Mason's 
own words, to bring the real man through and not 
merely somebody's idea of what he was like." 

Gates wrote the script with Bette Collins, dramatist 
daughter-in-law of Margaret and Fletcher. 

"What I provided was the terminology and what 
Mason was after, " said Mr. Gates. "Bette provided the 
transitions and the humor." 

So in went Mason's gout, his deep aversion to 
Philadelphia, his impatience with the circumlocutions 
of lawyers. 

Along with his ideas. 

"Of those in attendance that day only Governor 
Randolph, Mr. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts and I 
refused to affix our signatures." The federal Constitu- 
tion was just not democratic enough for argumenta- 
tive George Mason. 

Nor were the delegates to the Constitutional 

"I addressed the convention in no uncertain terms, " 

Article and photograph 
first appeared in the 
Norfolk Ledger-Star. Re- 
printed by permission. 
Because of space limi- 
tations, this article has 
been shortened. 

snapped the actor in Warrenton, rising heavily to his 
feet. "I told them that the institution of slavery pre- 
vents the immigration of whites, that it produces the 
most pernicious effect on manners, that every master 
of slaves is born a petty tyrant, and that slaves bring 
the judgment of heaven on a country." 

Since, Mason — that habitual and unabashed Ameri- 
can minority of one — would seem to have been 
proven correct. 

So Dr. Gates has been going about the state since 
January spreading the word on this precognitive 

"The basic thing that comes through," said Dr. 
Gates, "is that here is history made interesting. The 
TV generation is responsive to getting its information 
this way. After I'm done, they're saying George 
Mason, not George who?" 

Twenty-two years of teaching experience at Mary 
Baldwin helps Dr. Gates keep his audiences attentive. 

"I got wrapped up in things when I taught, moved 
my arms around a lot," he grinned. "I was not dull. 
And, of course, I was doing a little theater on the 

He and his wife began as show-biz buffs who 
worked backstage for the Waynesboro Players and 
Oak Grove Theater of Staunton, in the early '60s. 

"We started with props and got inevitably lured in, 
as most people do," Dr. Gates said. 

He is now a veteran of more than 50 roles, from Willy 
Loman in "Death of a Salesman" to Thomas More in 
"A Man for All Seasons." Dr. Gates and his wife 
Caroline appeared together in Theater Wagon's pre- 
miere English language production of Nikolai Evrei- 
nov's "Styopik and Manya." Now grandparents, they 
have a way of finishing each other's sentences. 

What is Robbins Gates like? 

She: "He's easy-going — " 

He: "Very." 

She: "And sentimental — " 

He: "Very." 

She: "And absent-minded — " 

He: "Alas, I do subscribe to that stereotype." 

Dr. Gates admires George Mason, whom he re- 

What was George Mason like? 

"He did not meet with the other guys in the back of 
the Indian Queen Tavern and slap backs. He was very 

"I get the impression of a very warm person I would 
have liked to carry on a conversation with." 

In a way, he has. ^ 

by William Ruehlmann 

1988-89 SGA Leadership 

"Believing in the principles of 
student government, 1 pledge 
myself to uphold the ideals and 
regulations of the Mary Baldwin 
community. 1 recognize the 
principles of honor and 
cooperation as the basis of our 
life together and shall endeavor 
faithfully to order my life 
accordingly and to encourage 
others to fulfill the ideals of the 
honor system." 

Student Government Association 
Honor Pledge 

The student government association is responsible for 
governing and coordinating all phases of college life based on j 
the principles of this honor pledge. While all students are 
members, a few strive to be leaders and aspire to the elite 
offices. "True leaders rise naturally to the surface like water 
bubbling forth from a spring," said guest speaker Judge Jean 
Francis. Joanna Kenyon '88, former SGA president, removed 
her hat as Janaan Hashim '89 put hers on Decoming the 1988- 
89 SGA president. Other newly elected leaders are Cecilia 
Stock '90, vice-president, Kristen Earner '90, honor council 
chairwoman, Kristie Odom '89, Judicial Board Chairwoman, 
and Kathleen Sale '89, house president chairwoman. 

The Fusion of Passion and Intellect 

When Dean James Lott identified Dr. 
Martha N. Evans' Honors Convocation 
speech as "a model of the fusion of pas- 
sion and intellect," he could have been 
eferring to the students whose excellence was 
cknowledged that March day. 

Francis Auditorium was filled to capacity with stu- 
lents, faculty, and staff who came to celebrate the 
icademic excellence of 50 Mary Baldwin students. Dr. 
•vans, associate professor of French, told her audi- 
■nce "there are radical dualities in women's lives that 
lictate choices" and that "liberation must take place 
vithin the individual," not the institution (see text of 
ler speech, page four). 

She cited hard work, discipline, and working within 
he system as means of forcing limitations and yield- 
ng success. For the Honors Scholars, College Mar- 
ihalls. Phi Beta Kappa members-in-course, students 
)n the Dean's List, and recipients of special awards. 
Dr. Evans' address had special meaning. 

Forty-two Bailey Scholars were named in the four 
:lasses by Dean Lott. These students have maintained 
i grade point average of 3.75 or better during the 
:ourse of their studies in order to keep their scholar- 

Seven students were given special awards for supe- 
ior achievement in their fields. They included Haruna 
5umida, the Lambert Award in Art; Emily Joy Ross, 
he Outstanding Biology Shadent Award; Margaret 
Teitzenrater (Adult Degree Program), Vicki Everton, 
md Tiffany Hamm, who shared the Outstanding 
Ihemistry Student Award; Stephanie Caplen, the 
3enn Award in English; Mary Blasser and Lisa Derby, 
he ODK Senior Leadership and Service Award; Ka- 
Ihryn Price, the Merit and Leadership Award of the 
'rogram for the Exceptionally Gifted; and Luci Hack- 
jert, the Thompson Award in Psychology. 

Twelve students were tapped into Phi Beta Kappa, 
he national honors society. They are Dawn Agnor, 
Jsa Albanowski, Brian Arthur (ADP), Lisa Dressier, 
<im Elliott, Meg Hartley, Melissa Mitchell, Elizabeth 
Mewkirk, Molly Pallavicini; and juniors Tracey Cote, 
Ififfany Hamm, and Carol King (ADP). 
] In many ways, the Honors Convocation is the high 
point of the College year, since academic excellence — 
!:he goal of higher education — is recognized in all 
lasses and areas of the College. The students were 
lonored for their efforts by their faculty and the staff 
5ut, most importantly, by their peers. ^ 

Top, Margaret Heit- 
zenrater. Tiffany Hamm, 
and Vicki Everton shared 
the Outstanding Chem- 
istry Student Award 
presented by Dr. Betty 
Hairfield. Center, Mary 
Blasser (and Lisa Derby, 
not shown) received the 
ODK Senior Leadership 
and Service Award from 
Dawn Agnor. Left, Luci 
Hackbert received the 
Thompson Award in 
Psychology from Dr. Jack 

Evans and Metraux 

Named National Scholars 


-WO Mary Baldwin faculty have received major awards for 
scholarship which will support their research and related travel 
beginning this summer. 

Dr. Martha N. Evans, 
associate professor of 
French, has received a 
prestigious Guggenheim 
Fellowship in support of 
her on-going research 
toward a book tentatively 
titled "Hysteria and the 
Construction of Theory in 
Modern France." 

Her scholarly research 
on the history of hysteria 
in France began in 1985 
under a grant from the 
American Council of Learned Societies, at which time 
she spent a year in France. The Guggenheim will allow 
her time and financial support to return to France to 
finalize that research and to complete the book. 

Dr. Evans is one of 262 United States and Canadian 
Fellows at 95 institutions to be awarded a fellowship 
from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Founda- 
tion. The fellowships have an average stipend of 
$23,000 and are granted in support of scholars in the 
arts and all academic fields. 

Dr. Daniel Metraux, 
associate professor of his- 
tory and Japanese, hasi 
been granted a Fulbright-i 
Hays special summer fel-j 
lowship under which he 
will travel to Korea and 
Taiwan. The special fel- 
lowship program exists 
primarily to support fac-i 
ulty at small colleges! 
where resources may not 
be available for certainji 
learning opportunities. 
The program selects its grant recipients based upon 
their interest in the problems facing the Third World. 
Applicants are invited to apply for support to investi- 
gate pre-identified problems in named countries. 

Dr. Metraux apphed for and won a grant to support; 
6 weeks of travel in June and July during which he and 
17 other scholars will meet presidents of corporations, 
government officials, and leading economic experts, 
to study the problem of economic development in 
Korea and Taiwan. Sub-groups of three to four schol- 
ars will turn in project results at the end of the six week 

Dr. Metraux, who will publish a book this fall on 
Japanese business, has been teaching a new course in , 
Korean history this semester. He sees the award as "a 
chance to educate the teachers so that we may better 
'educate our students."^ 

hen Margaret (Peggy) Herscher Hitch- 
man '40 established the George Schill- 
ing and Grace Sutherland Herscher 
Scholarship Fund at Mary Baldwin 
CoUege in the late 1970s, she did so to 
honor her parents who adamently 
encouraged her education, and to 
give recognition to her mother's 
special charm of adaptability to 
changing times. But her gift also underscores a Mary 
Baldwin legacy involving four women. 

Grace Elizabeth Sutherland '15 came to Mary 
Baldwin from Charleston, West Virginia, because of 
the College's excellent reputation and its connec- 
tions with the Presbyterian Church. She returned 
to marry George Schilling Herscher, her high 
school sweetheart, and to enjoy a marriage which 
lasted 62 years until her death in 1980. Mr. Hers- 
cher, according to Peggy Hitchman, is "a gradu- 
ate of the school of hard knocks" who, after a 
very successful career is now going strong in 
his retirement at age 94. 

The Herschers gave birth to a son, George, 
and a daughter, Peggy, who also would 
graduate from Mary Balwin 25 years later, 
Qass of 1940, and who would go on to 
become an active alumnae chapter leader, 
later a trustee of the College, an important 
donor and supporter of Mary Baldwin 
students, and — after her own marriage 
to William Hitchman, the mother of two 
daughters and two sons. 

The daughters followed the choice 
of their mother and grandmother and 
continued the Mary Baldwin legacy. 
Grace Hitchman McGrath '70 and 
Eve Anne Hitchman Morrison '74 
brought the Hitchman family from 
their South Carolina home to 
Staunton for eight consecutive 
years. "We wore a path on the 
highway," says Peggy Hitch- 
man, which may be one reason 
why the Hitchmans finally re- 
tired in Stuarts Draft, a small 






rural community just south of Staunton. 

There is hope the legacy may continue. Eve Anne 
Morrison (whose mother-in-law. Marguerite Harper 
Morrison '35, is also an MBC alumna) has two daught- 
ers, Grace and Rebecca, who, at ages 12 and 11, are not 
far from making coUege choices of their own. 

But the woman who began it all, Grace Sutherland 

Herscher, and her husband, George, will continue to 

have influence through the scholarship named for 

them by their daughter. It is a scholarship fund 

currently keyed for prospective students from West 

Virginia who are "young women who give promise 

of adapting to life 60 years after matriculation," the 

very special ability which daughter Peggy saw in 

her mother. 

"At the age of 84, mother came to Eve's Mary 

Baldwin graduation and very much liked the 

Commencement speaker's comments about 

seeking role moels," recalls Mrs. Hitchman. 

"Mother knew role models changed with the 

times and believed young women ought to get 

on with living. 

"When I was struggling after college with 

whether or not 1 should join the Navy or the 

Red Cross, 1 was reluctant to bring up the 

idea to my parents of doing either. When I 

did, mother said 'I've been wondering 

why you are stiU here!' 

"In my day there was a saying: 'You 
educate a man, you educate an 
individual; you educate a woman, you 
educate a family,' " Mrs. Hitchman 
states. "I think that was right for its 
time. But education has a different 
effect on each generation. I'm so glad I 
had the opportunity through my 
parents. And 1 
saw what Mary 
Baldwin did for 
my daughters. I 
wanted to pro- 
vide some of 
those same 
for other 

Margaret Herscher Hitchman '40 Grace Sutherland Herscher '15 

For more information on establishing scholarship funds, special endowments, and other planned gifts to the College, contact the Development 
Office, Mary Baldwin College (703) 887-7011.